Do you want your CV to stand out?
Do you want to gain the most respected qualifications in wine and spirits? Does your seasonal schedule allow for continuing professional development? Do you want to gain as much credibility as possible? Are you aiming to work as interior crew on luxury yachts but lack confidence in your wine, spirits, or service knowledge?
What if you had access to professional qualifications, worked around your schedule? A qualification that enables you to grow and develop your skills and confidence.
We run the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 and 2 courses tailored to Superyacht Crew in South East England.
First class wine and spirits training
We deliver WSET training courses. Our courses are recognised all around the world, are certified by the UK Government, and are vital for crew who want to get the best jobs and excel in their work.
The WSET was founded in 1969 and is now the largest global provider of high quality education and training in the field of wines and spirits. WSET courses range from basic wine, spirits and service knowledge through to specialist awards.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
One-day wine course designed for beginners with no previous wine knowledge or training. The aim of this course is to provide you with the confidence to taste, discuss and recommend wines that will complement and enhance a chosen meal.
The course also takes a detailed look into food and wine pairing by considering the characteristics of the key grapes and how they can be enhanced by pairing them with the correct style of dishes. There will also be an opportunity to sample a variety of wines in different styles.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Service
Two-day course designed for beginners with no previous wine service training. Day one you will study the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Day two you will study the WSET Level 1 Award in Service. You will acquire skills through a role play scenario to open and serve wine professionally at table. Thus meeting the high standards of qualified interior crew.
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Three-day course will provide you with a greater breadth of knowledge than studied at Level 1. Level 2 will also give you the chance to sample approximately 40 wines from around the world. Crew who study to this level will have an extensive understanding of wine. Upon completion, you will be able to discuss and recommend wine in a confident and professional manner.
Distance Learning Package
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is available as a Distance Learning Package (full details via this link). The Distance Learning Package has proved popular with Superyacht Crew as it allows this level of qualification without the classroom hours, allowing you the option of studying whilst at sea. You can take your exam in Hamble, Hampshire when you are back in the UK on a mutually acceptable date (minimum two weeks notice required). Hamble is a convenient location for most Superyacht Crew, being less than 5 miles from the Port of Southampton, 7 miles from Southampton Airport and less than 90 miles from London. Please Contact Us for further information.
Intensive WSET Courses – for larger groups of Superyacht Crew
Enjoy Discovering Wine are also able to run our intensive WSET courses for larger groups of 12 or more at a discounted rate either in a South Coast location arranged by us, or in a location of your choosing if required. If you would like to discuss this option with us, please contact Helen Evans. To read more about the benefits of running the courses in-house please click here.
All successful students are issued with a WSET certificate for each examination.
Your tutors – Erica Dent and Helen Evans have many years experience within the wine industry. To read a short synopsis on them please go to the Enjoy Discovering Wine Team page. All tutors are excellent educators who will make your course easy to understand and fun. Enjoy Discovering Wine were WINNERS of the WSET/Riedel Trophy Educator of the Year Award 2013.
To read more about Erica’s qualifications go to Erica’s Credentials Page.