Study for WSET's industry-leading Diploma in Wines through online distance learning. You'll build expert-level wine knowledge and understanding through flexible online study, supported by our excellent online educators.
Online (Semester One)
WSET 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.
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.
Delivered through our Online Classroom platform, this flexible study option is ideal for those who can’t attend regular classroom sessions and would like to complete the course during hours which work around their commitments. Your learning will be supported throughout by our excellent online educators, as well as your fellow students.
Please note that tasting tutorials and examinations must be attended in person.
To learn more about this course, please visit the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines page.
Attendance and examinations
Online Learning Dates
17 August 2020–23 May 2021
Tasting Tutorial Dates
Friday 22 January 2021
D1 Examination: Tuesday 17 November 2020
D2 Examination: Wednesday 20 January 2021
D4 & D5 Examinations: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Booking conditions and study materials
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.
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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