WSET Level 2 Award

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Course Outline

A three-day intensive course (with exam on the morning of the fourth day) delivering an introduction to the world of wines and spirits. This course is designed for those with a keen interest in wine and other beverages, who wish to gain employment in drinks- related industries.

Course Content

  • How to taste wine;
  • The key grape varieties of the world; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache;
  • Other notable white and black varieties;
  • Wine law and understanding the label;
  • The principles of viticulture and winemaking;
  • Sparkling and fortified wines;
  • Spirits.

Course reference: WNP001

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements are students' minimum age of 18.

A note pad and pen will be required for the course.

Photographic identification will be required for the exam.

Dates & Location:


3rd April- 5th April 2018

25th- 27th June 2018

Time: 10:00- 16:00

Location: Plumpton


3 days plus a hour long assessment on 4th day



+ £30.00 for materials.


  • Studying at Plumpton gives you the chance to enjoy time at the heart of the South East of England’s wine production industry.
  • We’ve got 10 hectares of vineyards producing 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wines each year at Plumpton.
  • We’ve also got a purpose-built Plumpton Wine Centre which includes a commercial winery, research winery, laboratories and a sensory evaluation room for you to experience.
  • Combined with our team of international expert lecturers, you’ll certainly gain an excellent all-round experience at Plumpton.

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