A quick guide to the recently updated Where to Study page and a few top tips on best practice.
There are more than 800 course providers currently listed worldwide on the WSET Where to Study page. Since the website’s launch, WSET has been committed to continually updating and improving the user experience.
When the Where to Study page was first published in 2015/16 as part of the new website, WSET saw annual candidate numbers exceed 72,000 for the first time. But in the last academic year, WSET enrolled over 96,000 candidates despite the exceptional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, in March, WSET launched the newly updated version of the Where to Study page.
So what’s new?
- Faster. We determined that the average load time was too slow for many users. The update has meant a 15% load time reduction for desktop users and a further 18% for mobile users.
- More intuitive. Prospective students may now search by location and course provider name. A new filter helps you search for the region, subject, level and mode of study, making it easier to find the right course provider for all students.
- Course provider profiles. Course providers may now include a short bio, giving students more information in making their choice.
Top tip: Remember to select the region that you’re looking to study in when beginning your search. You can also search for specific countries and cities on the search bar. With over 800 course providers, it’s important to narrow down the location as much as possible.
Top tip: Don’t forget to use the method of study filter. Nearly all WSET courses are available online rather than in person, offering students the safety and flexibility to study when and wherever they want. Select ‘online’ from the method filter to find provider offering courses online.
The Where to Study page is an important digital tool in connecting prospective students with WSET’s global network of course providers. If you’re unsure about what course is right for you, click here to discover more about our qualifications.