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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 2 Awards in Wines course is essential for anyone wanting to get into the drinks/wine industry. 

It provides excellent all-round knowledge. The focus is on active learning which allows participants to take away knowledge that can be applied in practical situations.

This structured and informative course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines. You’ll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn:

  • How wine is made

  • What factors influence wine style

  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown

  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines

Course duration:

The course is 16 hours spread over 2 days (with revision & the exam on the final day) with a recommended 12 hours of private study in addition – you will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course. The more study you can complete in preparation for the course the more you will gain from the classroom hours.

Terms in 2024



17 – 18. 5. 2024 (2 full days including the exam), (deadline for apllications: 2.5.2024)
9.00am – 6.00pm

Lecturer: Frank Smulders MW

5 – 6. 12. 2024 (2 full days including the exam), (deadline for apllications: 21.11.2024)
9.00am – 6.00pm

Lecturer: Michal Šetka


20 – 21. 6. 2024 (2 full days including the exam), (deadline for apllications: 7.6.2024)
9.00am – 6.00pm

Lecturer: Michal Šetka


Course fee:14.990 CZK

(The course fee includes all study materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. You shall receive a full year subscription to WINE & Degustation magazine as a bonus to every course. )

Application form: WSET application form

Please download the application form, complete it and email it to

Study Materials:

Complete WSET® study packs (including the text book and study guide). Study materials will be sent to you about two weeks prior to the course. A pack will be sent to you with a course book, a study guide and a laminated tasting guide.

Number of Wines and Spirits Tasted:

You will taste approximately 35 different wines.



At the end of the final day there will be a one hour exam with 50 multiple choice questions.

You need 55% to pass.

Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Students completely new to wine and spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Wines first. However, this is not essential.

You will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course.

All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Course Information:

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification and WSET Level 2 - SAT.

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