Which courses are available online?
We deliver almost all of our WSET qualifications online. The exceptions are the Level 1 and 3 Award in Sake courses, which require a classroom element, and the Level 3 Award in Spirits, which is currently being developed for online learning.
All our wine courses, from Level 1 through to the Diploma, as well as our Level 1 and 2 Award in Spirits courses, are available to study through the Online Classroom.
What is the Online Classroom?
The Online Classroom is WSET's e-learning platform. The platform enhances textbook study with a broad range of educational materials and activities to suit different learner types.
Videos, quizzes, games and tasting activities will keep you engaged throughout your course, while student forums will connect you with your classmates so you can share your experiences.
What support/guidance will I get?
This is one of the best things about studying online - you'll be assigned a dedicated expert educator who will guide and support you throughout the course. They'll answer any questions you have about the materials and help you to develop your tasting skills.
The Online Classroom support team will also be there to help you get the most out of the platform.
How does tasting work online?
Tasting is an important part of all WSET courses. For online courses, you will source your own samples, but you’ll get lots of guidance on what styles to buy. Throughout the course, you’ll share your tasting notes and your educator will give you feedback and pointers to help you hone your palate.
Please note: For Level 3 and Diploma courses, where there is a tasting element in the exam, we will schedule tasting tutorials to help you improve your tasting skills and master exam technique. Upcoming tasting tutorial dates are subject to change – we will reschedule any that are affected by COVID-19 as soon as we are able.
How do I sit the exam?
The examination needs to be sat in person and each course has a set exam date. However, currently these are subject to change due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
But don't let this stop you studying - if you can't make the set date, we'll work with you to find a date that works for you so that you can complete your qualification.
How long will I have access to my course?
Full access to online materials and educator support will only be provided during the advertised course dates. However, read-only access will be provided after this time up to one year following the advertised start date for Level 2-3 and for three years following the advertised start date for Level 4 (Diploma).
How do I book?
If you're ready to book, the easiest and fastest way to book is through our website – you can find the next course available through our Course Calendar.
If you still have questions, please do drop us an email through our 'contact us' portal. Our office phone line is currently closed, but we can arrange a time for someone to call you if you would like to talk through your options further.
When will I receive my login?
If you are new to the Online Classroom you will receive a username and temporary password via email. Please be sure to check your junk/spam folder in case it lands there. Your login details will be issued once the course is live, i.e. visible in the Online Classroom. The Online Classroom area will be available from at least 2 weeks before the start of your course.
Existing users, including anyone that has done a course, feedback test or online entry test with an online element in the past will use the same login details, so no new details will be issued. Existing users will continue to use their previous login information.
I am having trouble logging in.
I do not remember my login information: you can reset your details using the ‘Forgotten your username or password?’ link on the login page.
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