WSET® Study Levels

Knowledge strengthens the senses

Which programme  is ideal for you?

The curricula of WSET® are geared to the full range of specialists within the market - Viticulturists, Wine Producers, Oenologists, Sommeliers, Bar-tenders, Wholesalers, Retailers, Business Executives in the trade  but also individuals and 'wine lovers', and to all  levels of personnel. Apart from ensuring that candidates receive excellent training in all aspects of the trade,  they also cover the need of executives for continuous professional training. Whether you are a professional in the market for wines, spirits and / or tourism, or wish to work within these markets, the WSET® curricula  can fully meet your requirements and needs.

The  WSPC® curriculum is divided into the following eight levels of learning:

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines, is aimed at front-line professionals who have a direct relationship with the customer / consumer. It is a globally recognised programme which provides the basic knowledge to employees starting their first job in the wine trade and to wine lovers in general.

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wine Service

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wine Service, is addressed to potential or active front-line professionals who want to acquire basic skills in wine service . To participate in this particular program, students should have successfully completed the qualification WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines. This programme is also recommended to those wishing to go on to the Introductory Level & Certified Exam of the Court of Master Sommeliers programmes .

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is aimed at those working in the field of wine and spirits as well as to wine lovers,  providing an excellent general product knowledge and acquiring professional wine tasting skills using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Level 2 .

WSET® 2nd Level Award in Spirits

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits is aimed at those working in the field of Spirits - in customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. Also to anyone interested in expanding and deepening their knowledge in this area in a structured manner.

WSPC® Hestia Advanced Certificate / The World of Greek Wine

The Greek program HESTIA Advanced Certificate / The World of Greek Wine is aimed at Executives in the Greek wine and spirits industry but also to wine lovers who want to gain a thorough knowledge of Greek vineyards, the domestic market and the systematic approach to tasting. It is also addressed to all those students who wish to study for the Highest Degree, the WSET® Diploma, it being an important asset and following it is recommended before attendance thereof.

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, aimed at professionals in the field of wines and spirits and wine lovers who already hold the title WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits and want to gain a thorough knowledge of global vineyards and distillates. The qualification is also a prerequisite for anyone planning to continue their studies to WSET® Level 4 Diploma.

WSET® Level 4 Diploma Award in Wines and Spirits

WSET® Level 4 Diploma Award in Wines and Spirits, is suitable for those already working in the field of wines and spirits, for business executives who wish to be constantly updated about the latest developments in their field and finally, for those aiming to acquire knowledge and qualifications that will enable them to have unique potential of advancement in their profession and career,  in fields such as Food and Beverage Manager, Wine Buyers, Sales Managers and other leadership positions. General consumers and wine lovers can attend this Level Studies as long as they have  graduated Degree Level 3 / Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits and have good knowledge of English.