The Wine Academy Ltd


 

WSET Courses


WSET Courses at The Wine AcademyThe WSET exists to promote, provide and develop high quality education and training in wines, spirits and other alcoholic liquors. Courses are suitable for those in the wine and spirit trade or intending to join it as well as for the interested consumer.

 

The three qualification levels listed below are recognised internationally as the leading vocational qualifications throughout the drinks industry: Unlike many other course providers our fees are fully inclusive of wines, tuition, textbooks and exam fees.

The WSET Level 1 Certificate in Wines 

This new qualification provides a straight forward introduction to wine for new or inexperienced wine trade and hospitality staff. Approachable and concise we cover grape growing, wine making, the main grape varieties and food and wine matching. You do not need to have completed any other course before taking this course.

 

Next available course:

Course Pre-requsites:   No previous qualification required
Course Dates:   Please call or email for next course dates
Course Location:   Cuvee, Waterman's Place, Granary Wharf, Leeds. LS1 4GL. 5 minute walk from Leeds railway station. Pay parking available.
Study times:   day release
Course Fee:   £140 (VAT exempt) inclusive of study materials and exam.

The WSET Level 1 Certificate in Spirits

A done in a day course aimed at bar and restaurant staff, spirits buyers and enthusiasts. We will cover production methods, the key spirits of the world and how to assess and taste spirits correctly.

Next available course:

Course Pre-requsites:   No previous qualification required
Course Dates:   Please call for further dates
Study times:   day release
Course Fee:   £140 (VAT exempt) inclusive of exam and study materials.

The WSET Level 1 Certificate in Wine Service

The Wine Academy is thrilled to be one of just a handful of Programme Providers to be selected to run this single day course introducing students to the service of wine in a hospitality environment. Ideal for new entrants to the hospitality trade it is aimed to speed their development as competant bar and restaurant staff.

Next available course:

Course Pre-requsites:   Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Wines
Course Dates:   Please call for further dates
Study times:   day release
Course Fee:   £140 (VAT exempt) inclusive of exam and study materials.

 

WSET Level 2 Certificate in Wines, Spirits and other Alcoholic Beverages

Getting behind the label
This qualification offers broad coverage of wines and spirits, together with basic tasting technique. The course covers grape growing, wine making and wines from around the world.


By the end of the course students will have tasted and assessed around 30 wines and learned the basics of food and wine matching. It is suitable for those with little previous experience. Accredited at Level 2 in the NQF.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about our WSET Level 2 course.

CLICK HERE to view the WSET Level 2 Course Programme.

 

Course Dates:  

LEEDS: Tuesday 24th September, 1st October, 8th October at Novotel, Leeds.

Parking at Leeds Novotel is £7 per day.

Venues:  

HARROGATE : William and Victoria, 6 Cold Bath Rd, Harrogate, HG2 0NA.

YORK : Meltons Too, 25 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX.

LEEDS : Novotel Leeds - Whitehall Quay, Leeds, LS1 4HR (Day Class).

LEEDS : Harvey Nichols Restaurant (Evening Class).

STOKESLEY : Chapters Hotel, Stokesley, TS9 5AD

Study times:  

9.30a.m -4.00pm (day class)
6.30pm – 8.30pm ( night class)

Course Fee:   £325 (VAT exempt)

 

The WSET Level 3 Certificate in Wines & Spirits

Exploring the world of wines & spirits
The Level 3 Certificate gives more comprehensive coverage of the wines and spirits of the world, with an increased focus on tasting technique, and on gaining a greater depth of knowledge than is required at level 2.

 

It assumes that all students join the course with at least the level of knowledge needed to complete the level 2 Certificate. Accredited at Level 3 in the NQF.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about our WSET Level 3 course.

CLICK HERE to view the WSET Level 3 Course Programme.

 

Next available courses:

Course Pre-requsite:   WSET level 2 or equivalent knowledge.
Course Dates:  

6 Mondays - 23rd and 30th September, 7th, 14th and 21st October and 4th November (day class, Leeds). Followed by 2 week break then ends with examination Monday 18th November 2013

Venue:  

Leeds day class.

Study times:   9.30 am - 5pm
Course Fee:  

£625 (VAT exempt)

Self Study Courses

At the Wine Academy we understand that not everyone can commit to attending a course on a weekly basis which is why we offer a self study option.

 

You will study at home in your own time. You will be provided with a study pack containing the course textbook, revision guide and course specification. Self study is available at Level 2, Level 3.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about our Self Study Courses.

 

Course Fee:  

Intermediate £175
Advanced £275 (inclusive of a half day or two evenings of taught sessions)