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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

  • 2 Weekends
  • NZ$1,150
  • On Campus

Discover further depth about wine production, styles and the important wine producing regions of the world. An introduction to the systematic tasting and description of wine.

Introduction

This course explores the wines regions of the world. It is perfect for people who are passionate about wine as well as those working in the industry who wish to gain more knowledge and a well respected international qualification. You will learn about the major wine growing regions from around the world, understand their grape varieties and styles of wine as well as interpret their labels.

This course also covers how to apply the principles of food and wine matching, give basic guidance on appropriate selection, storage and service of wines and the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. Each class includes a tasting session. 

Wset level 2 award in wines

The course programme covers:

  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing
  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

This course requires an additional 30 hours of self study and concludes with a WSET® multiple choice examination of 50 questions. Graduates receive the WSET® Intermediate Award in Wine. View full course outline at WSETglobal.com

WSET Specifications

Please read the course specifications here

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Although a large number of general interest wine enthusiasts join this course it is also ideally suited for those working in or wishing to enter the hospitality beverage or wine industries.

Student Loans Available with Level 5 Programme

Students can gain multiple WSET qualifications as a package by enroling in the NZ Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Level 5. New Zealand students may be eligible for student loans or Fees Free Study for the Level 5 programme. 

Click here to find out more. 

Page Updated: 02 Aug 2022


Qualifications Gained

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines 

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English
  • Prior wine education is reccomended but not required. NZSFW reccomends students complete either the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine or the Certificate in NZ Wine first.
    Students with industry experience may enrol in the Level 2 qualification directly. 

Weekend Option

Session Dates

Saturdays & Sundays, 9am - 4pm

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.
Registration deadline: 1 week prior to the course commencement.

Exam

The exam is held on the last day of the course. 

Course Fees

  • NZ$1,150 (Includes WSET® fees and texts)

WSET Asia Pacific Student Bursary Fund

In 2021, WSET Asia Pacific Limited has established a bursary fund to help potential students in the Asia Pacific region who would otherwise be unable to take a WSET qualification. Plesae click here for the fund details. 

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Qualifications Gained

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines 

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English
  • Prior wine education is reccomended but not required. NZSFW reccomends students complete either the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine or the Certificate in NZ Wine first.
    Students with industry experience may enrol in the Level 2 qualification directly.