AWSEC - Courses - WSET – Our most popular course for wine lovers & people in the trade Details
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Dear AWSEC students,
Please be informed that the AWSEC office and reception will be closed for renovation from July 1st to August 10th.

During this period our classes and classrooms will operate as normal and some temporary arrangements have been made to minimise disruption, as per the following :
- A temporary reception desk where you can enrol, make payments, and make enquiries is available on Room 1501, Riesling (Mon to Fri 10:00 – 17:00) or Room 1609, 16th Floor (Mon to Fri 17:00 – 21:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00)
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- Client Services staff will be on duty as normal, but will be stationed on 16th Floor. You will be able to contact them for assistance by calling 2837-9100.

Following services will be suspended:
- Certificate pick-up service
- Aroma kit purchase
- Textbook collection before courses start (Your textbook will be distributed on the first session)
- Library service
- Zoom service

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online


A nine-week online study programme that works around your existing commitments. You’ll learn through WSET’s Online Classroom, which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. You will be invited to attend a one-day tasting tutorial at AWSEC to introduce you to the Level 3 tasting technique and to help you prepare for the tasting unit of the examination.

A minimum of 10 hours of study per week is recommended to successfully complete the online course and regular participation is essential to your success. As you work through the course, you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking in detail at key wine regions of the world, production factors in the vineyard and winery and the influences that affect each wine style. To use the Online Classroom, you will need a laptop or desktop device. 

Please note that the exam must be completed in person at AWSEC on a set date. 


Course Brief:

Week 1

Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine

Week 2

Tasting Technique, Wine Laws and Service

Week 3

White Wines of Germany, Austria, Hungary & France

Week 4

Red & Rosé Wines of France

Week 5

White, Red & Rosé Wines of Spain, Portugal, Italy & Greece

Week 6

White, Red & Rosé Wines of the Americas

Week 7

Wines of South Africa, New Zealand & Australia

Week 8

Sparkling & Fortified Wines

Week 9



Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprised of two units


       Unit One: A written assessment of two parts:

  • Part 1: 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Part 2: Four short written answers of 25 marks each

       Unit Two: A practical tasting paper in the form of a blind tasting of two wines.

Exam Duration:

       Unit One: 2 Hour

       Unit Two: 30 Minutes

Passing Grade:        In order to be awarded the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines, candidates
       must achieve a pass (55%) in all papers and both units of the examination.


Course schedule:

You will receive an e-book by default or you can have the physical study pack delivered for an extra HKD500 or you can pick it up at our centre, free of charge. You may only have the e-book or the physical study pack.


3 persons group discount: $8,000 per person

Please complete this APPLICATION FORM and send to

*AWSEC coupon is not applicable in this course

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