WSET Level 3 Award In Wines

An Advanced Level Qualification


Become a Wine Expert

WSET Level 3 preparation courses at École V take place over five days. You will discover and analyze the key factors involved in wine production, learn how to taste and how to evaluate wine. Specifically for these courses, you will also benefit from two hours of additional training dedicated to Burgundy wines.

This course can be financed by votre compte formation (CPF).

Who Is The Course For?

WSET Level 3 courses is designed for professionals who already work in the wine area, but also for amateur oenophiles who wish to deepen their knowledge of wine. This program is also intended for people who wish to undertake a professional reconversion.

What will I learn?

The WSET 3 courses are divided into two modules.

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • How these factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

How do WSET Level 3 classes work?

The WSET 3 includes 30 hours of studies in the classroom with certified trainers and 60 hours of self-study time. The program takes place over the course of two weeks. You will start with a three-day session, followed by a four-five day break in order to practice and prepare for the exam. The second part consists of a two-day session with the exam on the last day. Study material will be given to you upon registration, to get you prepared for your course. The material contains the essential points covered during the training, as well as tasting grids and self-assessment exercises.

Evaluation And Certification

After 30 hours of lessons, you will be evaluated on the knowledge acquired during Unit 1 by a two-hour closed book test. You will need to answer 50 multiple choice questions as well as four short-written questions. For Unit 2, you will do a blind tasting test of two wines, during which you will be asked to describe the wines and analyze their quality. To graduate, you will have to answer 55% of the questions correctly in each unit. Your WSET 3 certificate will be sent by post.

What are the requirements to enter the course?

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or that you can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be over 18 years old.

The sessions are held in small groups of maximum 14 students. For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.



November 30 and December 1-2 and 7-8 2020
9am - 5pm
January 18-20 and 25-26 2021
9am - 5pm
March 3-5 and 8-9 2021
9am - 5pm



November 9-11 and 16-17 2020
9am - 5pm
January 4-6 and 11-12 2021
9am - 5pm
February 15-17 and 22-23 2021
9am - 5pm

How can I get my WSET program financed?

École V is registered at RNCP. If you live in France, you can get your course financed by your CPF or by Pôle Emploi, depending on your professional status. To get more information, do not hesitate to contact us by email at or by phone at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99. If you want to receive a quotation, please forward us the following information by email: first name, last name, date and time of the session, birth date, postal address and phone number.

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