Food & Wine

Continued Professional Development

Apply for 2024

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of wine’s relationship to the UK on-trade industry. You will analyse the key on-trade channels for wine and how products are successfully listed and marketed in bars, hotels and restaurants. The course will also include a number of practical exercises to investigate the principles of food and wine matching.

Topics covered:

  • Practical exercises to investigate the principles of food and wine matching
  • Types of on-trade business; including bars, hotels and restaurants
  • Wine list design, including pricing and range of wines and styles offered
  • How consumers interact with wine lists
  • The principles of food and wine matching; textures, weights and intensities - saltiness, acidity, sweetness, bitterness & umami
  • Food and wine matching practical sessions

Course details

Dates & Location

Thursday, 1:15 - 4:00pm

Week commencing: 29th January 2024 - 20th May 2024

Apply by: 19th January 2024


14 weeks

UCAS Details

Completion of each course will equal to 15 UCAS points.

  • £1,250

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system)
  • GCSE English at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system)

The following qualifications are recommended prior to applying:

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (Pass)
  • Level 3 qualification such as A Level (two subjects)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (MPP)
  • Access to HE in a related subject

We also consider applicants with relevant industry experience if over 21 years of age. 

Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS at 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing.

Applicants wishing to progress onto an undergraduate course would need to meet the minimum entry criteria for that specific course which typically includes a Level 3 qualification with UCAS Tariff points (56 points and above).

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