What is the difference between WSET and non-WSET courses

We offer courses in both Hungarian and foreign languages. Few people realise that there are substantial differences between the two course types. Do all courses provide WSET certification? How do the Borkollégium and WSET courses differ?
 
The table below summarises the most important information about Borkollégium WSET courses.
 
  Borkollégium courses WSET courses
Course language Hungarian English, with some Hungarian additions
Course material language Hungarian (although foreign language books may be used) Foreign language (English, German, French, additional languages on request)
Recognition Certification from Hungary’s first wine school Internationally recognised WSET certification
Recommended for whom?
  • Wine lovers whose primary goal is not the qualification, but rather the acquisition of new knowledge.
  • Those who would like to work in the wine industry, but primarily in Hungary.
  • Those working in HoReCa and trade for whom a foreign language qualification is not important.
  • Those who are less confident about their English.
  • Those who are more comfortable learning the terminology in their own language.
  • Wine lovers who are seriously interested in wine, for whom an internationally recognised qualification is important.
  • Those who would like to work in the wine industry, primarily abroad.
  • Those working in HoReCa and trade, for whom an internationally recognised exam in a foreign language is important.
  • Those with a good command of a foreign language.
  • Those whose goal is to obtain a WSET qualification.
What is included in the course price?
  • Participation in classes,
  • the wines,
  • water,
  • cost of the first exam.
  • Participation in classes,
  • the wines,
  • water,
  • cost of the first exam,
  • course materials.
How many wines do we taste on the course?
  • Introduction to wine tasting: 12
  • Borkollégium foundation level: 35
  • Borkollégium intermediate level: 45
  • Borkollégium advanced level: 75
  • WSET Level 1: 7
  • WSET Level 2: 45
  • WSET Level 2 - Spirits: 34
  • WSET Level 3: 75
Exam language Hungarian English
Exam content
  • Foundation level: 30 multiple choice questions, tasting of 1 wine
  • Intermediate level: 50 multiple choice questions, tasting of 1 wine
  • Advanced level: 50 multiple choice questions and 2 short answer questions, tasting of 2 wines
There is no tasting element in WSET Levels 1 and 2 and Level 2 Spirits!
 
  • WSET Level 1: 30 multiple choice questions
  • WSET Level 2: 50 multiple choice questions
  • WSET Level 2 Spirits: 50 multiple choice questions
  • WSET Level 3: 50 multiple choice and 4 short answer questions, tasting of 2 wines
 
 

Upcoming WSET courses

WSET Level 1
The first step to WSET certification. A one-day course where you will learn the basics.
 
WSET Level 2
The focus is on international grape varieties as well as the world of sparkling and natural sweet wines.
 
WSET Level 2 Spirits
How are spirits made, what aromas are they characterised by and what makes them really great drinks?
 
WSET Level 3
You will learn advanced tasting skills as well as what characterises the world’s wine regions and how viticultural, winemaking and geographical factors affect wine.

 
 

The structure of our training system

Why choose Borkollégium?

Mészáros Gabriella
Borkollégium
We were the country’s first wine school, thus have the most experience.
You will not only taste a wide range of wines, but wines of extremely high quality.
Should a wine seem flawed, it will be replaced.
We make learning easy, with a pleasant environment and comfortable atmosphere.
Our educators work to the highest of standards.
We are the only school in Hungary to offer students constantly updated textbooks, right from the very beginning.
You will get answers to all your questions. However, if our educators, very occasionally, can’t give you an answer right away, they’ll come back to you with it the next day.
Knowledge-based education is of paramount importance to us, and we aim to offer our students the best knowledge available.