Wset Level 3 Award in Wine


5 - 9 October 2022

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Vinitaly International Academy – Exam 28 January 2023 (at 10.30 am)



The WSET Level 3 course is taught in English, by a certified mother-tongue English speaking Educator, and goes deeper into the world of wine, giving students a detailed understanding of viticulture and winemaking. The contents are presented interactively, aiming to provide the practical skills to identify and describe the characteristics of still, fortified and sparkling wines. It also explains how to use the wine data sheet to identify quality.

Teaching Material (Study Pack)
– Text Book (Understanding wines: Explaining Style and Quality)
– Study guide
– SAT: Systematic Approach to tasting Wine)
– Specification

Duration: 5 days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a total of 30 hours of lessons and more than 70 wines for tasting.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) and Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
TQT is an estimate of the total amount of time, measured in hours that a learner would reasonably need to be able to show the level of achievement necessary for the award of a qualification, it is made up of GLH and private study time. GLH include all tutor supervised learning and supervised assessments. The TQT for the Level 3 Award in Wines is 84 hours, made up of 32.5 GLH (including the 2.5 hour examination) and 51.5 hours private study.

Before proceeding with enrollment, we require that you contact us for any special educational needs to be taken into consideration during courses and exams and which may require “reasonable adjustments.” All information will be considered and treated as confidential between the student, Italian Wine Academy and WSET.

Attention: The courses will be held only and exclusively upon reaching a minimum number of 10 students.

 Net Price 975,41
 VAT 22% 214,59
Price 1.190,00


Unit 1: The wines of the world

  1. understand in depth what factors influence the style, quality and price of a wine;
  2. identify and describe the characteristics of still wines produced in the main wine-growing areas of the world;
  3. grasp the dynamics that lead to variations in the price of the final product, taking into account the activity of man, nature, laws and trade;
  4. understand in detail the production processes of sparkling wines and describe the style for the main appellations of the world;
  5. explain methods of production of sweet and fortified wines and describe the style for the main appellations of the world;
  6. master the skills necessary to provide information on wine in a professional manner and with a shared language.

Unit 2: Analytical Wine Tasting.

  1. taste and analytically describe the wine, giving an objective assessment of the quality and aging capacity;
  2. present a technical description of the wine using the Systematic Approach to WSET Tasting.



Having successfully attended and passed the WSET Level 2 course is strongly recommended. Nonetheless, it is possible to register directly for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine if the student can demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge.


Final Exam

Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprising two units.

Unit 1: A theory examination of two parts to be completed in two hours. The paper comprises:

– 50 multiple-choice questions
– 4 x 25 mark short written answer questions

A mark of 55 per cent in each part is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

Unit 2: A tasting examination in the form of a blind tasting of two wines to be completed in 30 minutes.

A mark of 55 per cent is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification. In order to be awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, candidates must achieve a pass in both units of the examination.

Results are graded as follows:
Aggregate mark of 80% and above with no individual examination paper below 65%: Pass with distinction
Aggregate mark of between 65% and 79%: Pass with merit
Aggregate mark of between 55% and 64%: Pass
Aggregate mark of between 45% and 54%: Fail
Aggregate mark of 44% and below: Fail unclassified

In the event of failing the test, it is possible to retake the examination upon payment of the corresponding fee


– Candidates may apply to resit the examination if they are unsuccessful. There is no limit on the number of attempts that may be made, until the material is updated.
– Candidates who have passed are not permitted to retake to improve their grade.
– Candidates who have passed either unit must resit the remaining unit in the same language they hold their pass in.
– Candidates resitting failed units will be ineligible for any grade in excess of Pass with Merit for theWSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

See the course specifications for more detailed information.

Before proceeding with the payment / registration, please read carefully the terms and conditions at this link for registration to the courses


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