Course details $500 course Guided by WSET

The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. 

There is also a 1 day tasting tutorial provided by LAWS. For that tutorial you will need to source a minimum of 12 wine samples not provided as part of the fee, but you will be given guidance on the styles you need to source.

You will have access to online study materials for 12 months after starting the course.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. 

There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. 

The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. 

Students can contact LAWS during the duration of the course to get any additional help with their studies.

Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the key wine regions of the world looking at the factors in the vineyard and winery that influence wine styles. 

A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Wines are not provided as part of the cost, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste. It is recommended to taste 72 wines. The wine samples can be purchased at additional cost. Please contact LAWS for details.

Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. 

Students will be provided with a link to receive WSET eBook, it is also possible to purchase a printed book at additional cost.

Course structure:

Week 1: Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine

Week 2: Tasting technique, Wine Laws and Service

Weeks 3-5: Factors Affecting the Wine, Style and Quality of Wines from Europe

Weeks 6-7: Factors Affecting the Wine, Style and Quality of Wines from the Rest of the World

Week 8: Sparkling and Fortified Wines

Week 9: Revision & Resources



The exam will take place in Manchester. You must request the exam dates before you sign up for the course. 

The WSET Level 3 Award examination comprises of two parts. A combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a five question short answer written section; and a blind tasting of two wines.

A mark of 55% is required in all sections to pass with the exam taking place in the last session of each course. Inclusive of postage which  is calculated on the postal address supplied for the receipt of materials.

All students who pass the examination will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Book the course:

To book the course you must fill in or email us a booking form to and make a payment at least 2 weeks before the start of the course. We will send payment details after receiving the booking form.

It is important for the student to provide a complete and accurate delivery address and make sure someone is available to receive the certificate, at that address. Any materials returned to our distribution centre, having not been successfully received by the student, will automatically result in an additional cost of return being charged

Technology requirements: To use the Online Classroom, we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop device and have a reliable internet connection. To sit your examination online you will also need one additional smart device such as a smartphone or tablet