WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (Online Course)

Special Note: During the COVID-19 outbreak, all our ONLINE courses are running as usual


Learn anytime, anywhere. You can even choose your exam date flexibly!!


This interactive e-Learning course is perfect for those seeking a thorough introduction to the world of wines.


Learn about wines through a 5-week e-Learning programme that is flexible to work around your existing commitments. The Level 2 Award in Wines Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator assigned by the WSET headquarters.


Once the booking is confirmed, you will have access to the Online Classroom for 1 year which includes the scheduled 5 weeks of guided study.


NOTE: The course is conducted online. You may take the exam online (at home for an extra £30) or in person (at our venue in London for free) on a date of your choice. The exam will take place on your own under exam conditions. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


What's Covered?

  • How wine is made?
  • What factors influence wine style?
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology and what it means for the wine in the bottle
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • The key considerations when pairing food and wine
  • Online tastings on eight general styles of wine with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples - or buy here)


Course fee: £309 only


Course Duration: 5 weeks with a minimum of 6 hours study per week recommended to successfully complete the course (You are free to complete the modules at your own pace during this 5-week window. You can communicate with your instructor and interact with other course participants only during your course dates, and the course materials will become read-only after your course end date. Note: The online materials are accessible for 1 year from the course start date, not course end date.)


Suggested Study Time: 30 hours in total + revision time


Course Codes / Course Dates (please register at least 6 working days (i.e. 9 calendar days) in advance of the course start date): 

  • O2WI2123APP: 24 May - 27 June 2021
  • O2WI2115APP: 7 June - 11 July 2021
  • O2WI2116APP: 21 June - 25 July 2021
  • O2WI2124APP: 5 July - 8 August 2021
  • O2WI2125APP: 19 July - 22 August 2021
  • O2WI2201APP: 9 August - 12 September 2021
  • O2WI2202APP: 23 August - 26 September 2021
  • O2WI2203APP: 6 September - 10 October 2021
  • O2WI2204APP: 20 September - 24 October 2021


Please make sure that you book before the closing dates stated above. Otherwise, you will be signed up for the next possible option even if your chosen course is still listed on this website. As it takes time to send out the course materials, please register as soon as you can.


Exam Date: Flexible. Just book your one-on-one exam by email when you're ready. Your exam may be taken online (for an extra £30) or in person (for free) at our venue in London within 1 year, on a mutually agreeable date after the scheduled course end date. The exam will take place on your own under exam conditions. Please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance to make arrangements. You can now book your online exam here.


Course Materials: Study pack (posted to your address) + online study materials (weekly tasks, group tasting area, multiple choice feedback tests and videos)


International Shipping: The course fee includes FREE shipping of your Study Pack (and, if you pass, your certificate and lapel pin) to a UK address. If you are living outside of the UK, there is an additional overseas postage (£20).


Wine Samples: not provided, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste; we can send you a tasting kit with 40 sample-sized wines (20ml each) for an additional 148.90 GBP (instead of the regular price of 154.90 GBP) (UK/EU shipping included - please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery of the wine samples) - more info here.


Sign up now, pay later? Please discuss with us if you would like to pay in installments.


Refund Policy: Unfortunately, for our online courses, no refund is possible once the booking is confirmed.

We also offer this course in the classroom format. Please check out "VSF School" > "Wine Courses" for details.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (Online Course)

    • We're happy to send the WSET study pack (and, if you pass, your certificate and lapel pin) to you for free if you are living in the UK. For overseas participants, there'll be an additional overseas postage (20 GBP).


    VSF Wine Education is proud to run the following courses:

    • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
    • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
    • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
    • SkillsFirst Level 2 Certificate in Wine Service
    • WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
    • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
    • WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
    • WSET Level 3 Award in Sake
    • SSA Introductory Sake Professional (ISP)


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