At Enjoy Discovering Wine we aim to make our courses as accessible as possible for our students to attend. We try to choose central geographical locations that are easy to get to. Also, we look at which days of the week work best for most people. We are very much aware that our students come to us from all areas of the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some students work weekdays, others work weekends and so on.
Even with our very best efforts our course dates are not always convenient for some students to attend in person. This has prompted us to launch a Distance Learning package for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. This enables students to study in their own time and at their own pace.
Distance Learning WSET Level 2 – what the package includes
Upon signing up to the Distance Learning WSET Level 2 Award our students receive their study pack and a welcome email from us outlining the details of the course and the study materials. This is then followed up with an invitation for each student to register onto the Distance Learning WSET Level 2 group that we run online. The online group gives our students access to six tutorial videos. Our first video is an introduction to the course. The videos that follow guide the student through the stages of how to taste wine following the WSET systematic approach to tasting. This gives the student the skills to confidently taste wines at home in line with the course requirements.
Each week we send an email with the details of what they should be studying that week. These emails also include a revision test paper and the answer sheet so they can check their own learning. Any questions they get wrong highlights the areas that they may need to revisit in the study materials. Using these revision tests allows our student to be fully prepared for the final exam.
We are well aware that studying at home may feel quite daunting for some students, however there is no need to feel alone. Enjoy Discovering Wine are still very much part of the course. There is an online forum for the students to post questions or chat with each other. An online tutor is also on hand at any time throughout the course to answer questions or offer advice via email or telephone.
Distance Learning WSET Level 2 – Book your exam, only when you’re ready
At the end of the course, which we have designed to run for eight weeks, we ask our students to contact us to make arrangements for the final exam. If our students feel that they need more time to prepare then we are very happy to wait until they are ready. The purpose of the Distance Learning WSET Level 2 package is that it fits in with your lifestyle. Sometimes, as we all know, life can become hectic so we encourage students to go at their own pace. Then let us know when they are ready to sit the exam.
As an online tutor for our Distance Learning WSET Level 2 course I can really see the value of this as a way of learning. I would encourage anyone who is unable to attend our classroom based WSET Level 2 course to sign up. Studying at home, full online support and no time constraints. This package offers everything that our students need to gain this valuable qualification.
Distance Learning WSET Level 2 written by Helen Evans, Enjoy Discovering Wine