WSET Level 2 Award in Wines


The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines course covers international grape varieties and the world’s main wine regions in depth. You will learn about the wine styles made from these varieties, the protection of origin systems and the most important terms found on wine labels.
You will also learn about fortified wines and sparkling wines during the course.
 
We recommend this high-level course to those working in the wine business as well as those with a greater interest in the subject. Students will enrich both their theoretical and practical knowledge.
 
The multi-day course is followed by an exam. Participants achieving success in the exam will receive a WSET certificate and pin.
 
 

For whom is it recommended?

  • 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.
 
 
If a course is fully booked, you can sign up for the waiting list!



Topics

  • Wine tasting, food and wine pairing basics
  • Grape varieties 1. (Pinot Noir, Zinfandel/Primitivo)
  • Grape varieties 2. (Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Furmint)
  • Grape varieties 3. (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Albariño)
  • Grape varieties 4. (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz)
  • Grape varieties 5. (Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenère, Malbec, Pinotage)
  • Grape varieties 6. (Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano)
  • Sparkling and fortified wines
 
Course structure
The full-day course takes place over three consecutive days, from 9.00 to 18.00 each day, with an hour’s lunch break. The evening courses take place over 6 evenings from 17.30-21.30, on the same day each week.
Number of wines tasted during the course: 45
 
Both the training and the exam are in English.
 
Terms of enrolment
The course requires no prior knowledge, however, if you wish to participate in the wine tasting, you must already be 18 years of age at the start of the course. However, anyone under this age or anyone who is unable to consume alcohol for health, religious or other reasons may also achieve success in the exam.
 
Further details can be found in English on the WSET website as well as in the WSET Level 2 specification.



Exam

Since the exam requires independent self-study, it will take place at an agreed time, at least two months after the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and a mark of at least 55% is required to obtain a pass grade.
 
You can find out about the upcoming exam dates by clicking here.
Application deadline: 20 working days before the selected date.



Dates and course fee

Discounted price: 160.000 HUF (125984.25 HUF + VAT), if payment is received 15 calendar days prior to the start of the course, either in person or by bank transfer to the school’s bank account.
Full price: 180.000 HUF (141732.28 HUF + VAT), if payment is made within 15 days of the start of the course.
 
The tuition fee includes the course materials (textbook, workbook, tasting guide, specification), wine, water and exam fee. It does not include coffee or lunch.
 
In the event of an unsuccessful exam, the fee for the exam resit: 35.000 HUF
 
Payment terms
 
The course fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the course using the payment method selected (cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer).
The course can be cancelled free of charge up to 15 days prior to the start of the course. Thereafter, the cancellation fee is 50% of the course fee up to 7 days prior to the start of the course, thereafter 100%.
 
Application conditions
 
Our mission is to enable anyone who is interested in the world of wines to attend our courses. In the following cases, please inform us of the existence of any special educational circumstances so that we can organise the learning conditions for courses the best we can:
  • applicants under the age of 18 (may participate in the theoretical presentations and sit the exam, however without tasting the wines)
  • sensory barriers (e.g. colour blind, reduced perception of aromas)
  • reduced mobility issues
 
Group special offer: 10% discount on the final amount for a minimum of 3 people.
Student discount: 15% discount for those under 25 years of age upon presentation of a valid student ID card.
 
The course can be cancelled free of charge up to 15 days prior to the start of the course. Thereafter, the cancellation fee is 50% of the course fee up to 7 days prior to the start of the course, thereafter 100%.





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.