WSET Course Level 2 £395

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) Kent Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification.


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

All WSET Level 2 courses are listed at the bottom of this page - please scroll down. If you are interested in finding out more about our WSET Level 1 Award in Wines or WSET Level 3 Award in Wines courses, just follow the links to the left of your screen to see all upcoming course dates at Kent Wine School!

What you'll learn

How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling wines
  • Fortified wines

Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
Principles of food and wine pairing

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours* of study time:

  • 16 hours of delivery time with a WSET course provider (classroom or online)
  • 11 hours of personal study and revision
  • A 1 hour examination


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

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Requirements may vary by course provider.

Who should consider studying for WSET Level 2?

1. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 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 wines available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies. 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.

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 Kent Wine School 8 Week World of Wine Course.


Not sure if this is the right level for you? 

Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.



WSET Level 2 in Wines Award Chapel Down

WSET Level 2 in Wines Award Chapel Down :: Fri 1st Nov 2019

3 Full Days - Fridays 1st, 8th and 15th Nov 2019 This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 1st Nov 2019 at 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel Down Winery, Small Hythe, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG

Price: £395.00
WSET Level 2 in Wines course Tunbridge Wells

WSET Level 2 in Wines course Tunbridge Wells :: Mon 13th Jan 2020

Wine course in Tunbridge Wells 3 Full Days - Mondays 13th, 20th and 27th Jan 2020 The WSET Level 2 in Wines course (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) is suitable

Places remaining: 5
Date/Time: 13th Jan 2020 at 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY

Price: £395.00







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