Level 4 – Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Level 4




WSET Level 4,  Diploma in Wines and Spirits


The Diploma is a specialist qualification where detailed knowledge is combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines and spirits.

The Level 4 Diploma is designed to prepare people for responsible jobs within the wine and spirits business. The course will not only develop product knowledge to a specialist level, but will also enable you to acquire skills, eg. in research and report writing, that will continue to be of use beyond the course. For those not in the trade but simply fascinated by wines and spirits it is a chance to acquire knowledge at a deeper level.

What is involved in the course

The course consists of 16 days teaching (and a couple more for exams)

You can start in either January or September each year. You can take the units at your own pace.

Most students try to complete the course in 12 months, but it is possible to spread it over a longer period to suit you.

Lectures are from 9.am, until 5 pm. and our lecturers include Masters of Wine, Wine Makers, importers and specialist retailers or experts in their field, please refer to meet the lecturers.

The fee includes all course materials and samples. One of our lecture days is a vineyard visit.

Students are registered initially for three years which allows flexibility in matching periods of study with other work-related commitments. It is possible to extend the registration period if you need more time.

The diploma is divided into 6 units all of which must be passed before the Diploma is awarded.

If you have moved into the area, we are often able to enrol you for whatever units you still have to take.

You will also be made a member of the West of England Wine and Spirit Association, free of charge, and that membership continues for two years after the course has finished.


Aztec Hotel & Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS, (on A38 towards Bristol, adjacent to Jct 16, M5, and a short taxi ride from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood stations, also on several bus routes).

COST – £1850 per semester, and includes tuition, tasting samples, WSET course materials, WSET exam fees; free parking, teas, coffees and nibbles at the venue.

Dates are as follows: Lecture Dates 2017 – 18

Click below to obtain an application form and booking conditions, or contact Tim Johnson on 07576969062 or timjohnson50@gmail.com for further details

Application form 2017-18

Booking Conditions 2017-18