Here are some of the pre-requisite courses needed before taking the Professional Sommelier Program
More information regarding course fees and instruction can be found through the following teaching institutions
WSET Level 1 Award in Wine
A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Learn more about the course here.
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine, learn the basic skills needed in order to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. There are no prerequisites. Upon successful completion of the exam candidates will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
Level 2 Award in Wine
WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. While there is no prerequisite many students find it helpful to complete WSET Level 1 prior to registration. Learn more about the course here.
This qualification is intended for anyone wishing to learn more about the world of wine or those seeking to continue their learning after successful completion of WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Candidates will learn about the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. An introduction to the fields of viticulture and vinification are included. Students will learn to taste and describe wines with confidence. Upon successful completion candidates will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
Level 3 Award in Wine
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. Successful completion of Level 2 is strongly recommended prior to registration. Learn more about the course here.
This qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Viticultural, vineyard management and winemaking are examined. Upon completion students will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion candidates will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.