Essex Wine School

WSET Level 2

4.8 excellent 4 opinions
Essex Wine School
In Chelmsford

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Typology Course
Location Chelmsford
Start October
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  • Chelmsford
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Essex Wine School is accredited to run the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses. The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within a QCA-approved National Qualifications Framework.

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Chelmsford (Essex)
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Lucas Farm, Whitehouse Road, Stebbing, CM6 3DA


OctoberNow taking bookings

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· Qualification

All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin The exam will take place at the end of the final session and lasts for one hour. In addition to the 16 hours of teaching time, students are expected to complete around 12 hours of private study in their own time A copy of the course specification can be viewed here if you wish to review it before booking

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Reviews on this course

5.0 26/03/2019
About the course: I went to the gin tasting event on Friday and I had 6 different types of gins to take care along with cocktail and it was marvelous.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: Neil organised an event for our company and we had changes in number of guests but Neil managed that very happily and it felt amazing to have such great host to look after your company events.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: We were introduced tp this wine school via a voucher as abirthday present. We had an amazing here tasting wines and cheeses which were complementing each other.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
4.0 22/03/2019
About the course: I took my husband on christmas to this event of wine and cheese tasting with Essex School and we had a great experience and we got a great host called Neil Bull.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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The average rating is higher than 3.7

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What you'll learn on the course

Wine tasting
WSET Systematic Approach
Food and Wine Matching
Food safety
Wine Storage
Wine Service
Customer Service
Customer Relationship Management
Customer satisfaction
Social Skills
Grape Varieties
Packaging Development
Product Development
Product Analysis
Product Materials
Product Packaging
Sales Techniques

Teachers and trainers (1)

Neil Bull AIWS
Neil Bull AIWS
WSET-Approved Programme Provider

Course programme

1. We offer a personalised service, with direct feedback on progress during your course.
2. We keep course number to 14 or below, to give you more individual attention during your course.
3. We offer assistance to students when needed outside of classroom hours.
4. We don't sell wine, we are professional wine educators - we don't do anything else!
5. Our WSET Tutors all have the WSET Diploma, not just WSET qualified!
6. We have great experience in training over 1,000 students...
7. We have over 50 wine courses, and offer a 10% discount on all courses booked while on a WSET course. Your chance to learn and taste even more great wine.
8. Because we are not a wine merchant we can provide a much larger choice of wines, and given the volumes we buy, we are able to buy at wholesale prices and offer better and more premium wines.
9. Wine tasting is fun and we make all our courses fun!. Yes even the WSET level 3 course!! Remember slurping is a skill!!!
10. And all this translates into helping you be successful. Our pass rates are much higher than the national average.

  • Level 1 - Our pass rate 99%. National average 93%
  • Level 2 - Our pass rate 97%. National average 89%
  • Level 3 - Tasting exam. Our pass rate 100%. National average 87%
  • Level 3 - Multiple choice. Our pass rate 100%. National average 88%
  • Level 3 - Short written answer questions. Our pass rate 70%. National average 50%

Additional information

What's included in the Course Fee? All WSET course materials including; Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide and Tasting Card All tasting wines (approx 28-35 wines) All course handouts All course tuition Examination Paper Official Certificate and pin for all those who pass
Study materials : your full study pack will be posted to you 1-2 weeks before the start of the course. You will also need six ISO tasting glasses which we can supply, at cost, to you if required. Special Educational Needs: please make the school aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.