This course is based around a 5-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines examination and is guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.
Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the course specifications. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly enhance your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.
Lessons are online but students are required to sit their examination with us in person.
The online classes and the study material are standard in English. However, students can order an extra study material in German for an additional fee.
This course is designed for those who wish to develop their professional skills and competencies in the wine business or the wine enthusiasts who wish to deepen their knowledge of wine.
What you will learn
How environmental factors, viticulture, winemaking and maturation affect the style and quality of wine
The most important white and red grape varieties in the world and their characteristics
The most famous wine-growing areas in the world
Label terminology - The most important terms to indicate origin, style and quality
The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
The basics of combining food and wine
The main principles and procedures regarding the storage and service of wine
How to taste and describe wine with the help of WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®
What you need
Students will need access to a computer and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements:
Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible
Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
Internet access (broadband recommended)
Minimum age 18 required at time of booking.
No formal qualifications are required. Though, candidates without previous knowledge in the wine & spirits sector might prefer to complete the Level 1 course first.
It will be assumed that students have basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English.
Examination dates are provided when you book the course. If you want to arrange a new date, please contact us at least 10 working days before the set examination date.
The 1-hour exam at the end of the course consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. A mark of 55% is required to pass.
445,00 € - The course fee includes the WSET Level 2 study pack, online tuition, exam, postage, certificate and lapel pin.
Online Tuition: 20.07.2020 - 23.08.2020 / Exam: 06.09.2020 in Heidelberg or Online (date to be defined) / Registration Deadline: 12.07.2020
A mark of 55% is required to pass.
Course fee: 445,00 € - The course fee includes the WSET Level 2 study pack, online tuition, exam, postage, certificate and lapel pin. Note: VAT-exempt according to § 4 No. 21 a) bb) UStG