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WSET Level 3 Award In Wines - Evening Courses

An Advanced Level Qualification


Become a Wine Expert

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines evening courses at École V take place over 5 weeks with 2 classes per week. This program is specifically tailored to accommodate busy lifestyles and people who cannot attend classes during the daytime. You will discover and analyze the key factors involved in wine production and learn how to taste and evaluate wine.

To register for a session in French, please change the language at the bottom of the page.

For personal reservations without external financing, École V offers a reduction of 10% per-person for a group of 2 or more people booking the same WSET Level 3 in Wines session at the same time. Please contact us at to benefit from this offer. Please note that the special offer can not be applied retroactively.

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Your WSET Level 3 in Wines at A Glance

You Will Taste

65 Wines

The Course Lasts

32.5 Hours

The Pass Rate at École V

55% in 2021

How can I get my WSET program financed?

If you live in France and want to finance your course with an OPCO, Pôle Emploi or your company, please contact us by email at or by phone at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99. To get a quote, please email us the following information: first name, last name, date and time of session, birth date, postal address and phone number. 

This course is not eligible for CPF funding in 2022. For more information, please contact us at

Who is this Course for?

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course is designed for professionals who already work in wine, but is also suitable for oenophiles who wish to deepen their knowledge of wine or make a career change.

What will I learn?

The WSET 3 courses are divided into two modules.

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

  • How these factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

For more information, please download the WSET Specifications, as well as our program.

The Course Organisation

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines includes 32.5 hours of training in the classroom delivered by one of our WSET-certified educators and 60 hours of self-study time.

The course takes place over 5 evenings with 2 classes per week, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The final exam takes place on the Saturday morning following the last class. During your class hours, you will tackle the key points presented in the study material previously received and studied. You will taste 65 wines from the world's main wine-producing regions of France, Europe and the New World.

Sessions are limited to 14 students.

The Teaching Resources

Once your registration for a session is validated, you'll receive your course material, containing a textbook, study guide, self-assessment exercises, and summary sheet of the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®. The program includes presentations, discussions and visual aids, as well as guided tastings and self-assessment exercises. The educator will answer your questions and encourage dynamic and interactive exchanges.

Evaluation And Certification

The exam takes place on the Saturday morning following the last course. Unit 1 consists of 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-answer questions. Unit 2 consists of a blind tasting of two wines where you need to describe the wines and analyse their quality. To graduate, you must answer 55% of the questions correctly in each unit. Your result will be emailed to you about 8 weeks after the course. Your certificate and pin will then be mailed to you. You can retake one or both units for a fee of 100 euros each.

What are the requirements to enter the course?

This course is intended for anyone over 18 years old, but we recommend that you hold the WSET Level 2 in Wines or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience in wine. For more information, please download the WSET Level 3 in Wines Specifications. Sessions are offered both in Pommard and Paris, in French, in English and in Simplified Chinese. Registrations close 17 days prior to the start date of the session or when maximum capacity is reached.

How to prepare for your WSET Level 3 Award in Wines?

A minimum of 60 hours of preparation with the study pack is required. To help you prepare, we send you a study guide when you register. Please keep in mind the delivery time of your teaching material (sent within 3 business days after registration) and the required study time when registering for a session.

To see all classes offered in Pommard and Paris, please download our calendar.



french courses
September - October 2022
7pm - 10pm on following dates: September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, October 3rd, 4th. Exam date: October 8th

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  • 3 days course
  • 18 hours class
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WSET Level 2

Globally recognized certification

650-690 €

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  • 32 hours class
  • 65 wines to taste

WSET Level 3

Globally recognized certification

1090-1290 €

Our anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy

At École V we are committed to equal opportunities and aim at creating a space for learning and discovery accessible to the greatest number of people. Our programs are accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special adaptations that fall within our scope, please contact us at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99 or We will design together the best possible solution.

Updated on 12/01/2022 at 11 AM

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