WSET Level 2 in wines Online

The WSET Level 2 in wines Online course was created for students who prefer a flexible study program.During a 5 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. 

If you prefer hands on experience, you can attend our WSET Level 2 in Wines classroom courses.

Who it is aimed at ?

  • Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognized wine qualification.
  • People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages in particular international wines.
  • People wishing to pursue a career as a sommelier and who want to learn more about international wines and wine styles before going onto accredited Sommelier qualifications.

In which language?

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

What you will learn ?

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine styles
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How to make food and wine pairings

Examination WSET Level 2 in wines Online

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions. A total mark of 55% or more is required to receive the WSET level 2 Award in Wines certificate and lapel pin. The certificate is recognized internationally.

Examination date must be scheduled with Transylvania Wine School. It is a 60 minute exam that must take place after the advertised finish date of the course. This examination can be via Remote Invigilation or on paper. The students will be monitored using Remote Invigilation technology. Please click here for a video showing how Remote Invigilation works. Further detailed information is available here: Candidate Joining Instructions. When ready to take the exam, we will schedule it for you.

Please, contact us If you prefer to attend the examination in person, and we will send you our exams schedule.

Entry requirements WSET Level 2 in wines Online

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, you do not have to follow WSET Level 1 before enrolling to this course. You must be 18 years old to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Price WSET Level 2 in wines Online: € 490 (including VAT).

Please note that additional charges are applicable for all exam re-sits and non-attendance.
Exam resit : €150
Non-attendance of registered exam : 150 lei

What’s included in WSET Level 2 in wines Online?

  • All online tuition
  • All course materials (WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine card,  Level 2 Course Book, Level 2 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

Please note that no tasting samples are included in the cost of this course.  A recommended list of samples you can buy from Romania: recommended list . 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 10 business days prior to the online course start date. If payment has not been received by this date your registration will be cancelled.