WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines
Worldwide recognized as the leading qualification for experts in wines and spirits, the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines is a specialist qualification where detailed product knowledge is combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines. The WSET Diploma is also universally viewed as the stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification.
It is comprised of 6 units of study, each designed to build expertise in a particular area.
D1 – Wine Production
D2 – Business of Wine
D3 – Light wines of the world
D4 – Sparkling wines of the world
D5 – Fortified wines of the world
D6 – Research Assignement
D1 and D2 are considered as Preparatory Units and must be studied at the beginning of a Diploma programme because they provide the knowledge and understanding required to complete the assessments in the product-knowledge units (D3, D4, D5, D6).
How to prepare?
WSET Level 4 Diploma is a combination of both, taught classes and personal learning. The 120 hours of taught classes must be associated with a minimum of 600 hours of personal study. Also it is highly recommended that student take the optional feedback tests proposed along the course as it is the best way to understand the examination’s expectations.
Detailed information on the elements to learn can be found in WSET Diploma Specifications. Also it is strongly recommended that candidates read the Candidate Assessment Guide (Theory & Tasting) for the detailed requirements for all assessments.
Candidates applying to sit any part of the Diploma assessment must be minimum 18 years old and hold the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (& Spirits) Certificate. If you don’t hold such certificate you are required to contact us to discuss your eligibility. In addition, fluency in written English is required in order to succeed in any Diploma assessment.
Upon successfully passing the WSET Diploma, candidates are entitled to use the letters DipWSET after their name, giving them the recognition they deserve. Graduates are also able to join WSET’s Alumni Body, which offers access to specialised content and networking events designed to support continued learning.
Entry Seminar D1: September 16th to 19th 2019
(Exam D1 – November 28th 2019)
D3: September 2019 to May 2020
(Exam D3 – 13th, 14th May 2019)
(Exam D2 – 22nd January 2020)
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