Why study with us?

As the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's flagship course provider, we share a commitment to providing inspiring, trustworthy drinks education that’s accessible to everyone. Established in 1969, we have over 50 years of experience and we're proud to count many of the drinks world's most respected names amongst our alumni.

Whether you're here for professional development or personal enjoyment, our mission is to deliver an exceptional learning experience. You'll be taught by world-class educators and have access to a carefully selected range of fascinating tasting samples. To ensure that there's a course suitable for your specific requirements, we offer an unparalleled range of study options including evening, weekend, weekday and online courses.

Whether you're a London local or joining us from the other side of the world, we would love to welcome you to WSET School London. Here's a snapshot of what you can expect should you choose to study with us.

Why study with us?

Exceptional educators

Our teaching faculty is one of our greatest assets. They’re knowledgeable, passionate, engaging and, most of all, they share a commitment to delivering WSET courses and tastings to the highest educational standards.

All our wine educators hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma and several of them are Masters of Wine. Our spirits and sake educators are leading authorities in their fields. 

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Incredible wines, spirits and sakes

All our courses involve learning through tasting, and every wine, spirit or sake we select has a story to tell and something to teach you. Our buying team work hard to ensure that every sample is ideal for the tasting in question.

You'll have the chance to taste a broad range, from household names to rare and outstanding examples. 

Flexible study options

We know that everyone has different demands on their time, so we offer the widest range of study options designed to fit around your schedule. We’re open six days a week and you can choose from weekday, evening and weekend classroom courses, as well as online learning.

Excellent results

We focus on delivering industry-leading learning experiences, and we’re proud of the excellent results that our hard-working students achieve. A significant number of them go on to win prizes and scholarships for their accomplishments at WSET’s annual Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

Extra support for your learning

To help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your goals, we provide a variety of extra support resources.

  • Online: Whether you choose to pursue your qualification in the classroom or online, all WSET School London students from WSET Level 2 upwards receive access to our custom-built 'Online Classroom' learning platform, which provides guidance and extra learning resources throughout your studies.
  • In-class: Alongside your tuition, we also provide mock examinations and in-class feedback tests to help monitor your progress.
  • Between classes: Should you have any questions between classes, you'll be in direct contact with a dedicated course programme manager as well as our Student Services and Online Classroom teams.

Accessibility

We have taken steps to make our facilities suitable for those with access or learning requirements and we do our upmost to ensure that our courses are accessible to all.

We encourage anyone to get in touch with us to find out how we can make wine, spirits and sake education work for you.  

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Exclusive discounts with our Student Deals Card

Every WSET School London student studying a WSET qualification with us recieves a 'Student Deals Card' on their first day, valid for the rest of the current academic year. Discounts include:

  • Food and drink in the London Bridge area
  • Local hotels (a list of these can be requested on booking)
  • Opportunities to visit nearby vineyards and distilleries
  • Books and subscriptions

A diverse community of students

One of the biggest benefits to studying at WSET School London is the people you'll meet. Our students are a fascinating mix of professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world. We love that so many people decide to travel to London to study here at WSET’s flagship school. 

All our courses and tastings are delivered in an inclusive, open and unpretentious environment. Many of our students form lifelong bonds with one another, brought together by a shared experience and a mutual passion for the subject. 

Accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)

We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education as a short course provider. BAC is internationally recognised and is the UK’s principal accrediting body in the independent further and higher education sector.

We got exceptional feedback from our most recent BAC inspection and this regular check on our course delivery, covering everything from the learning environment to the teaching quality, means that we stay at the top of our game and are constantly improving. 

A cycle of student feedback and improvement

We are constantly working to keep our classroom and online experiences the best that they can be. Student feedback is hugely valuable to us and informs every stage of our planning and development. Should we ever fall below your expectations, we have a fair and swift complaints procedure, and we welcome suggestions for ways that we can improve your learning experience. 

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