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WSET Certified Educator Programme


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The WSET Educator Programme provides training for instructors delivering WSET programmes through WSETs network of Approved Programme Providers (APPs).

All new APPs are required to have a minimum of one instructor who has successfully completed the modules of the Educator Programme required for the qualification levels they are approved for.  It is also highly recommended that existing APPs have at least one instructor who has completed this course.

Places on the course are limited, and are currently only available to instructors working or preparing to work for new or existing APPs who offer Intermediate and Advanced Certificate qualification levels.  A separate training course is available for those APPs planning to only offer Foundation level qualifications.

Entry Requirements

The Certified Educator Programme consists of 6 modules taught and assessed over three days.  All applicants will be expected to attend all three days, however the modules attended will vary depending on the qualification levels they are eligible to teach.

An applicant will be required to hold the WSET qualification above the level they are preparing to teach.

Modules 1 - 4 (Foundation & Intermediate)    WSET Advanced Certificate required
Modules 1 - 6 (Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced)  WSET Diploma required or equivalent wine related qualification plus the WSET Advanced Certificate

Applicants will be expected to complete preparation of a presentation to be delivered on the final day of the course prior to commencement and complete homework tasks during the course.  Instructions on preparation requirements will be included in the course joining instructions.

Course Content

Module Title Module Content  Day
Module 1
Principles of Teaching & Learning
Presentation skills principles of teaching and learning
Planning, delivery and evaluation
Application of presentation skills 
 1
Module 2
WSET Core Curriculum 

WSET core knowledge and understanding of levels of learning
Curriculum WSET qualification structures
WSET systematic approach to tasting
Social Responsibility delivery
Food and wine matching 

 1
Module 3
Foundation Delivery

Delivery of L1 Foundation knowledge and understanding of L1 requirements
Knowledge and understanding of the L1 content
Delivery Requirements of the L1 programme
Adapting L1 to meet diverse needs
Selection wine samples to meet learning objectives 

 2
Module 4
Intermediate Delivery 
Delivery of L2 Intermediate knowledge and understanding of L2 requirements
Knowledge and understanding of the L2 content
Delivery Requirements of the L2 programme
Selecting wine samples to meet learning objectives 
 2
Module 5
Advanced Delivery 
Delivery of L3 Advanced knowledge and understanding of L3 requirements
Knowledge and understanding of the L3 content
Delivery Requirements of the L3 programme
Selecting wine samples to meet learning objectives  
 2
Module 6
Advanced Assessor 
Selecting and preparing wines for Advanced Certificate examinations
Use of a marking key in assessing the blind tasting examination component
Marking tasting papers 
 2
Assessment   Part one will be a 15 minute presentation on a given topic at L2 Intermediate level
Part two will be a wine tasting presentation at advanced level
Presentations will be observed and assessed by qualified instructors. 
 3

Certification

A WSET Educator Training Programme certificate will be issued to all applicants who successfully complete the assessment for this qualification.  The certificate will include a list of the modules they have completed.

WSET Certified Educator

Applicants who have successfully completed all six modules and hold the WSET Diploma or equivalent qualifications outlined above will be eligible to use the title 'WSET Certified Educator'.  WSET Certified Educators must sign up to a code of conduct and certification is valid for three years at which time educators will be invited to renew their certification.

How to Book

Applicants for this course must confirm their eligibility prior to booking.
For more information and to book a place on a course, please contact the following departments:

International Applicants - international@wset.co.uk
UK Applicants - ukbusiness@wset.co.uk 

If you require information on how to become a WSET Approved Programme Provider click here or e-mail the appropriate contact above.
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Many WSET qualifications (those with QCF in the title) are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits. WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside UK.

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