Online WSET Level 3 Award in wines

Online course. Language : english

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9 weeks


Online , Wine Courses , WSET

The WSET ® Level 3 Award wines online course was created for students who prefer a flexible study programe. During a 9 week online study program, you will follow exactly the same syllabus as classroom students do, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom.  Each course has a specific start date and exam date, as well as a registration deadline.

The online course is performed by WSET London. While your educator will be based there, bookings will be made and exams taken with Transylvania Wine School. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognize the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions. From the start date of the course, students will have one year of access to the online classroom and a set number of weeks of educator support from their educator. The online platform is designed and administered by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and will clearly guide you through modules, activities and feedback exercises. You will also have one year in which to complete your exam. 

Who it is aimed at ?

  • Devoted wine lovers who wish to learn about wines in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally-recognized wine qualification.
  • Professionals working in the industry, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines.

In which language?

WSET ® Online Classroom courses are only offered in English, but study material and exams can be ordered in English, French or German.

What you will learn ?

  • Key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • Still wines of the world
  • Sparkling wines of the world
  • Fortified wines of the world
  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
  • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT).


To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions,  a paper of short written answers and a blind tasting of two wines. A total mark of 55% or more is required to receive the WSET level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits certificate and lapel pin. The certificate is recognized internationally.

Although the course is provided online, the WSET examination is not online, students will be required to attend the examination in person. When ready to take the exam, we’ll arrange a date and time, usually in Cluj.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge to be able to succeed in this course. If you have any questions, please email to

You must be 18 years old to participate in any alcohol tasting and exam.

Price: € 690.

Please note that additional charges are applicable for all exam re-sits and non-attendance.
Level 3 full exam resit : €130
Theory exam only resit : €90
Tasting exam only resit : €50
Non-attendance of registered exam : 150 lei

What’s Included?

  • All online tuition
  • All course materials (WSET ® Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine card,  Level 3 Course Book, Level 3 Work Book)
  • Exam fees
  • Certificate with Lapel pin when you pass.
  • Domestic courier costs for your course books, and for your certificate and lapel pin

Wines are not included in the cost of this course. You can order WSET recommended samples in miniature bottles from here.

International students

International courier costs are not included, and they will be covered by you. Before you book a class, check the courier costs to your location from Cluj. Be aware that there will be two deliveries: one for the study pack and one for certificate.

Next courses:

Registration closes 15 days prior to the online course start date. If payment has not been received by this date your registration will be cancelled.


Course Code Course Dates
O3WI2113APP 30 Nov 2020 – 7 Feb 2021
O3WI2105APP 11 Jan 2021 – 14 Mar 2021
O3WI2106APP 25 Jan 2021 28 Mar 2021
O3WI2107APP 22 Feb 2021 25 Apr 2021
O3WI2108APP 22 Mar 2021 23 May 2021
O3WI2109APP 19 Apr 2021 20 Jun 2021
O3WI2110APP 17 May 2021 18 Jul 2021
O3WI2111APP 7 Jun 2021 – 8 Aug 2021
O3W1212APP 28 Jun 2021 – 29 Aug 2021


WSET Level 3 in Wines –  Exam schedules

Exam date Enrollment date Location
03.02.2021  03.01.2021 Cluj
09.06.2021  09.05.2021 Cluj

After completing and sending this form we will contact you to finalize the enrollment.