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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines explores the wines of the world and includes a wine tasting in each class. 

The program has been designed to provide vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the liquor industry with little knowledge of the broad range of international alcoholic beverages. 

It is ideal for those seeking a good level of product knowledge, job skills and competencies in handling international wines. The program is also appropriate for those not employed in the alcoholic beverages industry but who wish to expand their knowledge of international wine.

A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

During the COVID-19 lockdown we are offering some connected learning (online) classes. See below for full study inclusions.

What you will learn

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine styles
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How to make food and wine pairings

It is a requirement that the WSET specification document is read before you pay. You can find this document under 'More info'.

Choosing the right Level 2 Award in Wines course

The Academy offers WSET Level 2 Award in Wines in a number of formats throughout the year.

  • 3 day intensive course with the examination at the end of the final day. This course requires preparation and pre-reading of the study material prior to attending.
  • 9 week course, 1 evening per week (2.5hrs) with the examination on the 9th evening.
  • 5 week Saturday course. 1 day per week (5hrs) for 4 weeks with the examination on the 5th week.
  • During the COVID-19 lockdown we are offering some connected learning (online) classes. Connected learning is when students are learning with a teacher and each other via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom. This course will be delivered through the Microsoft Teams platform. Wine samples for use in this class are provided in small 50ml bottles. These samples will be available for pick up from Ryde TAFE, 250 Blaxland Rd, Ryde.  Before enrolling, please read the document under "more info" to learn more about connected learning in TAFE NSW. Please note the examination for online classes will be held at Ryde TAFE, 250 Blaxland Rd, Ryde.

You will need to study at home each week to successfully pass the examination. Please choose your course format carefully to suit your learning style. Whilst the intensive course may look convenient it is often the hardest format and is offered for people who either live in country areas or have limited time to complete the course. 

Contact the Academy if you would like to know the dates of future courses that may not be currently displayed on our website. 

As part of your enrolment, you receive a Study Pack and, (for some courses) a set of 6 tasting glasses.  Once you have received your ‘Course Confirmation’ email, these will be available for collection from TAFE, Ryde Campus, H Block Administration Office, 59 Parkes Street, West Ryde 2114.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Choose your date and location

Start

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Time

6pm - 8.30pm

Price

$1,200.00

Attendance dates

25 August - 20 October 2021

Duration

1 evening per week for 8 weeks + 20 October exam date subject to change due to COVID.

Location

Online

Start

Monday, 29 November 2021

Time

9am-5pm

Price

$1,200.00

Attendance dates

29 November - 1 December 2021

Duration

3 days

Location

TAFE NSW, Ryde 250 Blaxland Road Ryde