WSET Course Level 2 £355+

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) North London Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual

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Who should consider studying for WSET Level 2?

1. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies.

2. The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry who wish to study wine using a structured curriculum and formal assessment. Please note- you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2. It is a natural progression for those who have attended the North London Wine School 8 Week World of Wine Course.

3. The course is an absolute must for anyone considering pursuing a career in the wine industry. Acheiving a good grade in this qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Advanced Certificate).

Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click on the book to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.

Click Here to Download the Level 2 Specification

  • Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food & wine successfully
  • Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine & recognise common faults found in wines
  • Labelling: Learn how to decode & understand labels
  • Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality & price of wine in the vineyard & winery
  • Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international & regionally important grape varieties
  • Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
  • Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel
  • Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
  • Number of Wines Tasted: 30-35 wines will be tasted as part of the course
  • Study Materials: Students will receive an Intermediate course study pack, consisting of  the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card.
  • Study Materials available; North London Wine School has a comprehensive library of mock papers for examination practice
  • Duration of course: 16 hours
  • Recommended Private Study: 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course.
  • Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass
  • Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

Student Feedback

"I have now completed both my level 2 and 3 at North London Wine School with both Jimmy and Quentin who each teach with so much passion. There is never a dull moment and I shall miss my time at the school but will definitely return for one or two of the many tastings they run. The venue itself is both modern and comfortable also easy to find with free parking. Highly recommend" (Dee Kapoor 15/06/13 via Trip Advisor)

If you are thinking where to study wine then North London Wine School is your answer. We are an APP (Approved Programme Provider) with WSET, listed as a key provider of WSET courses in London by WSETDecanter Wine magazine, Jancis Robinson & Timeout Magazine. We are now one of the leading providers in the UK.



PLEASE NOTE: There are no courses currently running at North London Wine School - but we have plenty of WSET L2 courses at our sister wine school, West London Wine School








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