WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD in Wines

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to thoroughly cover essential knowledge of the world’s wines.

Wine school WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Level 3 Award in Wines is a requirement for WSET’s Diploma>> course. The Level 3 Award in Wines course is equivalent to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s >>(WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines >> level.

Who WSET Level 3 is suitable for

WSET Level 3 is necessary for those of you who use professional descriptions and evaluations of wines in your work, and find out the background of their characteristics.

The course provides an excellent foundation in product knowledge e.g., for sellers and buyers of alcohol stores, restaurant managers, Sommeliers or staff working with wine serving. The course is also suitable for wine enthusiasts, although the perspective here is professional.

Participants in the course should know the basics of wines and beverages. For example WSET Level 2>> wine course is sufficient for this.

NOTE! The course is invoiced before it begins. Price €2.184 incl. VAT 24%.

Contents

The study format is lectures, which include tasting exercises. There are 42,5 hours of lectures in total.

  • Tasting technique
  • Cultivation of wine and production of wine
  • Wine classifications and labels
  • Main grape varieties:
    Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
    Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
    Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling
    Syrah and Grenache
  • Key wine countries:
    France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany
    USA, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
  • Champagne and other sparkling wines
  • Sherry, Port and similar fortified wines

The course material package is in English (includes e.g. the book Exploring Wines and Spirits, study guide, map and exercises).

Lectures

Jouko Mykkänen, MA, senior lecturer
Frank Smulders, MW
Essi Avellan, MW
Heidi Mäkinen MW

Timetable for course Perho PRO WSET Level 3 in Wines 2023 A

Apart from 6 days of the face-to-face lectures students are instructed to use at least 60 hours of individual study time for a successful achievement of this qualification.

It is recommended that about 3 weeks before the lectures, the students start studying the book and Study Guide, the Level 3 specification and the Level 3 SAT. We recommend spending about 20 hours for this.

During the time of lecture weeks of the course, it is recommended to pre-study the topics for each day for about 3,5 hours.

The 3 weeks’ time before the exam we recommend at least 20 hours of well-organized individual study time for the exam.

You will get further instructions in the end of March 2023 for recommended ways of individual studying.

All lecture days are from 09.00 to 17.00. Venue: Perho PRO, Perhonkatu 10, Perhon Proffa house, 5th floor, 00100 Helsinki

TUE 18.4.2023 MW Heidi Mäkinen: Intro to SAT; Vineyard & Winery; Red Burgundy
TUE 25.4.2023 MW Essi Avellan: Chardonnay around the world; Sparkling wines
TUE 2.5.2023 MW Frank Smulders: Spain, Italy
WED 3.5.2023 MW Frank Smulders: Loire & Sauvignon Blanc around the world; Riesling & Germany & Alsace; Other Europe
MON 8.5.2023 MA, Senior Lecturer Jouko Mykkänen: Pinot Noir around the world; Bordeaux & Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot around the world; South of France & Syrah and Grenache around the world
TUE 9.5.2023 MA, Senior Lecturer Jouko Mykkänen: New World specialties; Fortified wines; Sweet wines; Exam Guidance
TUE 30.5. at 12.30 Exam

Registration

Please register here >>

We reserve the right to change the prices and schedule and cancel the course if there are not enough participants.

To participate in the Level 3 course, you have not had to complete the Level 2 course.

When you have successfully completed the Level 3 course exam, you will receive a certificate and a pin from WSET.

Course price

Study fee is €2,251, incl. VAT 24%, tax free price is €1,815.32.

The price includes the lectures, study material and tasting wines, as well as the exam.

Course cancellation policy:

Any cancellations must be notified at least two weeks before the start of course, cancellations made after that will be charged 50% of the price of the course. If the cancellation is caused by illness (medical certificate presented), the office expenses and costs are 50 € + VAT (62 € + incl. VAT 24 %). If a participant doesn’t appear and has not withdrawn his/her participation, the entire course fee will be charged. If you already got the material and you cancel your participation, we will charge material, the price is 200 € + VAT 24%. If you have already got the material and you will cancel your participation, we will charge the material. The price is €200 + VAT 24 %. 

WSET Level 3 in wines exam dates and registration

The exam lasts 2.5 hours and has 50 multiple choice questions and open questions. A blind tasting of two wines is also part of the exam. The exam is in English. The exam starts with a tasting at 12.30 pm and continues with the theory part at around 1.00 p.m.

Tue 30.5.2023 starting at 12.30

The exams are only for participants in Perho PRO’s wine courses. They will have to register for the exam separately.
If you want to resit the Level 3 exam, contact Sirpa Vaahti, sirpa.vaahti (at) perho.fi, tel. 050 3100 787.

Resit exam prices

  • Level 3 entire resit exam €220 (€272,80 incl. VAT 24%)
  • Resit of theory section €170 (€210,80 incl. VAT 24%)
  • Tasting section resit €80 (€99,20 incl. VAT 24%)
  • VAT 24% is added to the prices.

You can’t attend the exam unless you have attended the WSET Level 3 course in Perho PRO.

Cancellation policy

Any cancellations must be notified not later than 14 days before the exam to sirpa.vaahti (at) perho.fi or 050 3100 787. For Subsequent cancellations or non-arrival we charge a cancellation fee of €50 + VAT 24% (€62 incl. VAT 24%).

Training venue

Both training and exams are held at Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College, Töölö campus: Perho PRO, Perhonkatu 10, Perhon Proffa house, 5th floor, 00100 Helsinki.

More information about wine courses 

Sirpa Vaahti, education coordinator
050 3100 787
sirpa.vaahti (at) perho.fi