WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Friday Day Release (Semester One)

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Study for this industry-leading Diploma in Wines through semester day release. You'll build expert-level knowledge and understanding of wine and hone your analytical tasting skills through classroom study on consecutive Fridays.

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Day Release (Semester One): 11 Fridays in three blocks

The Level 4 Diploma in Wines

WSET's flagship Diploma will arm you with specialist-level understanding of the world of wine. Diploma graduates are recognised throughout the world as authoritative wine experts. The course not only develops advanced product knowledge but will also hone your research and analysis abilities, skills which will continue to be hugely valuable to you in the future whether you're in the trade or a serious enthusiast. 

For more details about the Diploma course content, please see the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines course page. 

Semester Delivery

Semester courses split the six units of the Diploma into two separate semesters. This has the benefit of allowing you to spread the cost and commitment of the Diploma over two years. You must enrol for and complete the study hours for Semester One before you can enrol on Semester Two. However, you are not required to have received your results or passed all the examinable units of Semester One before you enrol on Semester Two.

Day Release Courses

This course format has been designed for those with full-time commitments but with the flexibility to attend classes for one day per week. It's a popular choice for trade professionals and employers looking to train staff with minimal disruption to their working week. This option allows time for private study between classes. 

Attendance and examinations

Course dates:

21, 28 August; 4, 11 September 2020 
Block A: 4 Fridays

25 September; 2 October 2020
Block B: 2 Fridays

20, 27 November; 4, 11, 18 December 2020
Block C: 5 Fridays

Examination dates:

Friday 25 September 2020
D1 Examination

Tuesday 27 October 2020
D2 Examination

Wednesday 20 January 2021
D4 & D5 Examinations

Booking conditions and study materials

Eligibility requirements

This course is only available to those who have passed the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (previously known as the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits or WSET Advanced Certificate). We do not accept any other previous learning for enrolment on this course.

Please be sure that you hold this qualification before you book, as failure to meet these requirements may result in loss of booking and an administrative cancellation fee.

Study materials:

All study materials for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines are digital only, meaning you can take them with you wherever you go on your phone, laptop or tablet. You will receive access to your online course materials at least one month prior to the course start date.

English language skills

While many people successfully complete the Diploma in their second or third language, a strong grasp of written English is required for this course - assessment for the Diploma requires an ability to write long- and short-form answers.

Students whose first language is not English are recommended to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or be able to demonstrate an equivalent ability level. If you have any concerns about your English language skills, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Need more information?

If you have any queries about this Diploma course or require further information, please contact Student Services on +44 (0) 20 7089 3841 or by email at