WSET Level 3 Award in Wines


This advanced course is recommended for those students who want to capitalise on their deep, comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in their profession or their private lives, by exploring the map of the entire wine world.
 
The target audience of the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines course are those wine lovers who would like to gain detailed information on viticulture and winemaking themes as well as the world’s wine regions and grape varieties.  After the course, students will be able to accurately assess wines and, using their acquired knowledge, also confidently explain the style and quality of the wine.
 
The multi-day course is followed by an exam. Candidates who achieve success in this 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.
 
 
The June WSET Level 3 course concludes with a professional tour to Tokaj on 2. July 2021. You need to register separately for this by email at info@borkollegium.hu! The cost of the tour is 40.000 HUF (this is not included in the course fee and must be paid separately). The tour fee includes travel expenses, visits to 3 wineries and lunch.



Topics

The training is divided into theoretical knowledge and wine tasting:
 
Theoretical knowledge:
  • Course introduction and tasting technique
  • Natural factors and human influences in the vineyard
  • Human influences in the winery
  • White wines of Alsace, Germany, Austria and Tokaj
  • White wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Red and rosé wines of Bordeaux, Southwestern France and the Loire Valley
  • Red wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais and the red and white wines of the Northern Rhône
  • Red, white and rosé wines of the Southern Rhône and Southern France, red wines of Spain, white wines of Spain and Portugal
  • Red wines of Northern Spain and red and white wines of Northern Italy
  • Red and white wines of Central and Southern Italy, red wines of Portugal, red and white wines of Greece
  • Premium red wines of New Zealand, USA and Australia
  • Premium white wines of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, USA and Canada
  • Regional specialities of Australia, South Africa and USA, premium red and white wines of Argentina and Chile
  • Sparkling wines
  • Fortified wines
 
Tasting:
 
Course structure
The full-day course is divided into six days over two consecutive weeks (usually Friday – Sunday), from 9.00 to 18.00 each day, with an hour’s lunch break. The evening courses take place over 14 evenings from 17.30-21.30, on the same day each week.
 
Both the training and the exam are in English.
 
Terms of enrolment
The prerequisite for attending this course is a WSET Level 2 qualification or equivalent demonstrable knowledge. If the applicant wishes to take part in wine tasting, he/she must 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 attend the course and take the theory exam. However, as tasting is an integral part of the exam, they will only receive a certificate for the theory exam.
 
Further details can be found in English on the WSET website as well as in the WSET Level 3 specification.



Exam

Since the exam requires independent study, it takes place at an agreed time, approximately one month after the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and four short written answer questions as well as a blind tasting of one white and one red wine.
A mark of at least 55% in each part is required to achieve a pass in this qualification.
 
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: 250.000 HUF (196850.39 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: 270.000 HUF (212598.43 HUF + VAT), if payment is made within 15 days of the start of the course.
The tuition fee includes the course materials (book, workbook, tasting guide, specification), wine, water and exam fee. It does not include coffee or lunch.
 
In the event of an unsuccessful theory exam, the fee for the exam resit: 38,000 HUF
In the event of an unsuccessful tasting exam, the fee for the exam resit: 28,000 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 the course 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.