WSET Level 2 Wines – Online Self-Study

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is an ideal way to learn more about wine whether you’re a wine enthusiast, or in the hospitality industry.

In this course option, you study online at your own pace, at a time you choose.

That means the course can fit in to your own busy lifestyles.

This course gives you a good level of knowledge.

You’ll study online over five weeks spending at least six hours a week studying.

Take the exam online or in a classroom (Liverpool or Burnley only). Please read the terms and conditions before booking.


The Drinks Trust Develop scheme
One Foot in the Grapes has partnered with the Drinks Trust charity to make our courses available within the trust’s Develop bursary scheme.

Study the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines in the Global Classroom

  • What is it: Join other students in the online WSET global classroom, to study the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.
  • What will you do: You will log on when you want to, at a pace and a time to suit you. The Level 2 Global course consists of five weeks of self-study. You’ll have access to the course material for a year.
  • How does it work: You’ll be guided by an online tutor. Each of the six modules (see below) is designed to be interactive, so expect to post in forums, watch videos, complete quizzes and reflect on tasks.
  • The study time: The study should take about six hours a week for five weeks to complete, plus any revision time. 
  • Wines: You should taste a minimum of 20 wines, as outlined within the course modules. You will need to buy these.  
  • Exam date: One Foot in the Grapes will agree the online exam date with you as soon as you book. 
  • The study fee: This course in the Global Classroom is £347 booked via One Foot in the Grapes, to the end of July 2024. WSET fees rise in August. Resit fees not included.
  • Study guide: We will send you a study pack including text book, the Level 3 SAT, and a workbook
  • How to book: Select a date within the shopping basket. There will be an option to pay in three instalments (if eligible).
  • To complete the booking:  One Foot in the Grapes will request a form of photo ID.
  • Entry reqirements: You don’t need the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines to study this course. You must be over 18

WSET Level 2 Wines Specification

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How do you pass?
In the global course you sit an hour’s online exam of 50 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 55%. Paper exams only available in Liverpool.

The six modules of the Global online WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Module 1: 

Wine and the consumer: How to use the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® 
– Key principals and processes  involved in the storage and service of wine, and in the pairing of food and wine.

Module 2: 

Factors affecting quality and style: Understand the environmental influences and grape-growing options in the vineyard and how these will impact the style and quality of wine.
– Understand how winemaking and bottle ageing
influence the style and quality of wine

Module 3: 

Still white wine varieties: Understand how environmental influences, grape-growing options, winemaking and bottle ageing influence the style and quality of wines made from the principal and regionally important white grape varieties.  

Module 4: 

Still red wine varieties: As Module 3, but red wines. 


Module 5: 
Sparkling and fortified wines: Understand how the production process can influence the styles of sparkling and fortified wines

Module 6: 
Revision and feedback questionnaire:  There is a mock multiple choice test to complete

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Course start dates

Mon Aug 7, Mon Aug 21, Mon Sept 4, Mon Sept 18, Mon Oct 2, Mon Oct 16, Mon Oct 30, Mon Nov 13, Mon Nov 27, Mon Dec 11, Mon Jan 1 2024, Mon Jan 8 2024, Mon Jan 22 2024, Mon Feb 5 2024, Mon Feb 19 2024, Mon March 4 2024, Mon March 18 2024, Mon April 1 2024, Mon April 15 2024, Mon April 29 2024, Mon May 13 2024, Mon May 27 2024, Mon June 10 2024, Mon June 24 2024, Mon July 8 2024, Mon July 22 2024