WSET Level 3 Award In Wines

An Advanced Level Qualification


The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines sessions at École V take place over five days over the course of 2 weeks. You will discover and analyze the key factors involved in wine production and learn how to taste and evaluate wine.

Your WSET Level 3 in Wines at A Glance

You Will Taste

65 Wines

The Course Laste

32.5 Hours

The Pass Rate at École V

58% in 2021-2022

Our calendar

🇫🇷 Sessions in French 🇫🇷

September 22, 23, 24, 30 and October 1, 2023

November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5, 2023

January 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2024

May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2024

June 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2024

🇺🇸 Sessions in English 🇺🇸

November 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2023

March 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2024

August 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2024

November 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2024

For assistance with your reservation, please contact

Who Is The 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 with the WSET textbook and study guide. The program takes place over the course of two consecutive weeks, with 2 to 3 days of training per week.

Classes take place from 9 am to 5 pm including lunch breaks, study time and the exam. During each session with your WSET-certified educator, the class will use presentations, discussions and tastings to tackle the key points presented in the teaching material. You will taste 65 wines from in the main wine-producing regions of France, Europe and the New World.

Sessions are limited to 14 students in Pommard and in Paris.

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 last afternoon of the course. Unit 1 includes 50 multiple choice questions and four 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 pass, you must validate 55% of the questions 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 in Pommard, in French and in English.

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, please download our calendar.

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 no longer eligible for CPF funding.

Discover Our Courses

  • 1 day course
  • 6 hours class
  • 14 wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Designed for beginners. This one-day course offers a practical approach to the world of wine imagined for both amateurs and those wishing to find a first job in the wine industry.

220 €

  • 3 days course
  • 18 hours class
  • 44 wines

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

690 €

  • 5 days course
  • 32 hours class
  • 65 wines

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making.

1100 €

Our anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy

At École V we are committed to equal opportunities and aim to create a space for learning and discovery for everyone. Our programs are accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99 or We will work with you to find a solution.

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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Last update on 11/09/2023, at 11A.M.