WSET, exam system

WSET qualification system

The Borkollégium courses are specifically designed to enable students to develop an international approach to wine. This is guaranteed by teaching the WSET curriculum and using their exam system. The school was accredited in 2005, making it the first WSET centre in Hungary and its 994th training (and examination) institution.
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust, or WSET, is now the world’s most important school system delivering wine education. The primary goal of the sessions is to transfer knowledge about drinks in line with changing needs and new consumption habits, while the approach to tasting focuses on balance-centric wine evaluation. Professionals who have qualified through this system taste and evaluate wine in a practically uniform manner everywhere from London to Australia.
Representation of balance-centric wine evaluation
Drink triangle
The WSET system is divided into four levels
We teach the first three levels. The courses are held in English, so participation requires foreign language knowledge. After successful completion of WSET Level 3 and passing the examination in English, you will receive an internationally recognised qualification. This will allow you to progress to the Level 4 Diploma course, which has been held in both German and English at the Austrian Wine Academy in Rust since 2011.
After successfully passing the examination, participants will receive a certificate from WSET. You can find information about the exam dates on the page below. The exam requirements can be found on the page of the course in question.

The structure of our training system

Why choose Borkollégium?

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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.