Study for the industry-leading WSET Diploma as an evening course. You'll build up expert-level wine knowledge and understanding gradually and hone your analytical tasting skills through regular weekly tasting practice.
61 Monday evenings - once a week over 4 blocks
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.
For more details about the Diploma course content, please see the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines course page.
These study options allow you to enrol on one single course that covers all six units of the Diploma. Only one enrolment is required for the whole course and you will learn alongside the same classmates throughout.
The evening course format has been designed for those who are unable to study in the daytime due to work or family commitments. It's a popular choice for wine enthusiasts as well as trade professionals with demanding daytime jobs. As the classroom time is more spread out, this is the least intensive way to study for the Diploma - your skills are honed gradually over time and it allows plenty of time for preparation and study between classes.
Attendance and examinations
7, 14, 21, 28 September; 5, 12, 19 & 26 October, 2 November 2020
D1: 9 evenings
16, 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December 2020
D2: 5 evenings
25 January; 1, 8 February 2021
D4: 3 evenings
15, 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March; 12 April 2021
D5: 8 evenings
14, 21, 28 June; 5, 12, 19, 26 July; 9, 16, 23 August; 6, 13, 20, 27 September; 4, 11, 18, 25 October; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November; 6, 13 December 2021; 10, 17, 24, 31 January; 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2022, 7, 14, 21 March 2022
D3: 36 evenings
Examination and assignment dates:
16 November 2020
20 January 2021
8 June 2021
D4 & D5 Examinations
May 2022 (date TBC)
D3 Theory Examination
May 2022 (date TBC)
D3 Tasting Examination
July 2022 (date TBC)
D6 Research Assignment due
Booking conditions and delivery of 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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