Course runs August 24 – November 30, 2023
Live Webinars: 6 Thursdays from 1-2:30pm ET
Webinar Dates: August 31, Sept 7 , Sept 14, Oct 19th , Nov 16, Nov 30
Can’t make the live session? Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 4-week session.
Exam Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 10am ET at Commonwealth Wine School
Online Exam Prep Session: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2pm
WSET Level 3 delivers an in-depth education experience that reflects today’s dynamic wine industry. The Level 3 certificate is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in wine and is geared towards professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased leadership and decision-making. Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests.
You’ll embark on an examination of the options and limitations available to producers of every major world wine region, including France, Italy, Spain, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. For each region we examine the natural and human factors that impact wine style, quality, and price.
Students who successfully pass a final examination, including a written and tasting portion, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.
Why Study Level 3 with Commonwealth Wine School?
All students have 12 month access to our Online Learning Platform where you can access live webinars, recorded lectures, activities, recorded tasting webinars, and practice quizzes 24/7.
Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.
Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.
All students receive a hard copy of the proprietary WSET Level 3 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting laminated card. Proprietary WSET films are also included.
Students are also provided with a Tasting Kit of eighteen 187mL WSET Level 3 wines samples created and shipped by Master the World.
Students receive access to an online live webinar exam prep session with one of our instructors before their scheduled exam to discuss exam strategies and review mock exam questions.
Commonwealth Wine School students also receive access to industry discounts that will help you in your study of wine.
How Does Level 3 Online Work at CWS?
The course is based around a fifteen-week structured online program with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.
The course follows a weekly structure and it is important to keep up with the work set for that week. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 3 qualification as they are guided by one of Commonwealth Wine School’s WSET educators. The student can contact the educator at any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. 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. In addition, we will meet online as a group 6 times as the course progresses. We will taste through the wines in the included tasting kits during the tasting tutorial, and throughout the course. Students are also advised to taste a range of wines during their studies outside of those provided.