WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Our most popular course – offering an informative, engaging and accessible introduction to the world of wines and spirits.

About the course

This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines. You’ll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. A basic introduction to the main spirits categories is also provided as an online video segment and in-class revision exercise.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

  • Evenings

  • Day release

  • Consecutive

  • Saturdays

What's covered

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Tutored tastings of 48 wines
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.

You will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course.


What study options are available?

At WSET School London we have four classroom delivery options available for this course.

You should be prepared to dedicate a minimum of 14 hours to study time outside of the classroom. Students are advised to select the study option that best suits their own timetable, factoring in both attendance and self-study requirements. Please be mindful that the consecutive day course is intensive.

If you are unsure which option will best suit you please speak to our Student Services team on +44 (0)20 7089 3841.

If you would prefer our online delivery of this course please click here.


6.30pm – 8.30pm

One evening a week for 9 weeks

View course dates

Day release

9.00am – 5.00pm

One day a week for 3 weeks

View course dates


9.00am – 5.00pm

Three consecutive days

View course dates


10.00am – 2.30pm

Five consecutive Saturdays

View course dates

How much does it cost?






(RoW and Saturdays)

The cost includes all study materials, wine and spirit samples, tuition, six ISO tasting glasses, examination and postage.

The course fee is inclusive of postage and is calculated on the postage address supplied for the receipt of materials.


The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour. To pass you must correctly answer 55% of the questions.

This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

How can I book?

Bookings can be made online by selecting the preferred delivery option and course date(s) from our calendar. 

Please read the terms and conditions before making a booking.

For any enquiries please email our Student Services team at

It was a great time of learning, tasting and gaining experience. Thank you. I’m definitely attending the Level 3 very soon.