Monday 21st September – Monday 26th October

The aim of this six day course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality.

This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award.

It is a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits qualification.

Course Overview

Unit 1 – Wines and Spirits of the World
•Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
•France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
•Sparkling Wines
•Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
•Spirits and Liqueurs
•Information and Advice for Customers and Staff

This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers One hour 45 minutes

Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World
WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price
This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wine 30 minutes

The Qualification is awarded to students who attain a minimum mark of 55% in both units.

The Wine Academy offers a range of Wine & Spirit Education Trust® Qualifications through our education partner Peter Morris Wilson who is a WSET® Approved Programme Provider & Certified Educator. These are open to all our retail and trade customers.

The next dates for WSET® Level 3 – Wine & Spirits are:

Monday 28th September – Monday 2nd November
The course will take place over 6 Mondays, with the exam on Monday 2nd November

9.45am registration, Course 10am – 6pm

Courses must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time for registration & exam papers to arrive.

£595 per person

Price includes WSET study pack, examination fees, wines for tasting and tuition fees.
NB There is a £100 non-refundable deposit for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course


For more information contact Susan Rees on 028 9050 8000 or