About WSET School London

Who we are

Established in 1969, WSET School London is the flagship course provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Originally founded to educate staff working in the UK drinks industry, we are now the largest WSET course provider in the world, offering courses for both the wine enthusiast and trade professional. Each year over 5,000 students from all over the world choose to complete their WSET qualification with WSET School London.

We offer all eight WSET qualifications for study in addition to our bespoke courses and regular programme of evening tasting events. We have a wide range of study options available for students including weekday, evening, weekend classroom based sessions and online options. Delivery and study options can be found on the relevant course page.


Our Accreditations

We are proud to be accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education as a short course provider. The British Accreditation Council is an internationally recognised body and has, for over two decades, been the principal accrediting body in the independent further and higher education sector.

Our Policies

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WSET School London Educators

Russell Dent DipWSET, Programme Manager – Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Russell co-ordinates all Level 4 Diploma courses run by WSET School London. Russell is also involved with delivery and assessment of the WSET Educator Programme and teaches at all levels, specialising in tasting technique, viticulture and vinification, Alsace, and Bordeaux.

I believe a little knowledge and experimentation can help anyone discover new and exciting products.

Michael Buriak DipWSET, Programme Manager – Levels 1-3 

Michael co-ordinates the Level 1 , 2 and 3 courses run by WSET School London. He is a highly experienced educator and teaches across all levels, specialising in the New World, Italy, Sparkling Wines and Spirits modules on the Diploma course. Michael has worked with us for over 25 years and has helped inspire a thirst for knowledge in the thousands of students he has taught in that time.

The world of wines and spirits never stands still - teaching these subjects opens your eyes to the ever evolving world of alcoholic beverages.

Lydia Harrison DipWSET, Tastings Manager and Educator

Lydia organises our diverse and ever-changing tastings and events programme, which offers opportunities to taste an eclectic range of wines, spirits and sakes.  She is also one of our core educators, teaching the Level 1 Award in Wines, Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits and the Level 3 Award in Wines.

Wine doesn't need to be expensive or pretentious. It is made to be drunk, and most importantly, enjoyed.