The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed for those who have a truly strong interest in wine, want to get a deeper understanding of the wide world of wines and significantly improve their tasting skills. This is an advanced course and is suited for those who have completed the WSET Level 2 or have equivalent knowledge.

The course covers the factors that affect the style, quality, and price of the main types of wines. You will learn how to analyse wines accurately, make appropriate wine recommendations, and confidently explain wine style and quality. This qualification is great for wine industry professionals and enthusiasts who want to enhance their understanding of wine production, regions, and tasting analysis. Specifically, some of the skills you can gain from the WSET Level 3 course include:

  • Ability to confidently choose or recommend wines based on personal preferences.
  • Make confident and informed recommendations on wine pairings with food.
  • Strong communication skills for explaining wine style and quality to others.
  • Understanding of the key factors that influence the style, quality, and price of wines
  • Advanced wine-tasting skills, including the ability to make objective conclusions on a wine’s style, quality, and readiness for drinking.

About the course: 

  • Duration & dates: 5 consecutive Mondays: 23rd and 30th September, and 7th, 14th, and 21st October 10:00am – 5:00pm. Exam will take place on the last day of the course. Please mind that due to Easter Sunday there will be a week break (which will give you extra time to study – yay!).
  • Group: Limited to a maximum of 12 students.
  • Tasting: You will sample 65 premium wines including Champagne and port as a part of the course.
  • Wine educator: This course will be led by Radu Vasile – our Edgbaston store’s manager. Radu’s worked at Loki for over three years now following a career in the hospitality industry and has a real passion for wine, backed up by some serious expertise. He loves to continuously improve himself and having completed the Level 4 Diploma in Wines in 2022, Radu is now pursuing his dream and currently intensively studying to embark on the long journey of the Master of Wine programme. With a fresh Wine Educator certificate now under his belt, where he received amazing feedback from the panel by the way, Radu is eager to pass his knowledge on to anyone who will listen!
  • Exam: The assessment is split into two units: theory and tasting abilities test.
    • Unit 1: 50 multiple-choice questions test and a paper with four questions requiring short written answers.
    • Unit 2: Blind tasting exam for two still wines, where you will have to describe wine and its qualities.
  • Qualification: Fully accredited and internationally recognised WSET Level 3 Wine Award Qualification certificate and lapel pin are granted to students with a score of 55% or higher.
  • Preparation: This is an advanced course and you are expected to have a solid understanding of wine prior to the course. You can enrol if you have completed WSET Level 2 or you can also gain entry through our Level 3 Award in Wines Online Entry Test or an informal
    This course will require you to dedicate a minimum of 52 hours of private time to studying,
  • Price: £805 per person (inclusive of VAT), or £820 (inclusive of VAT) with course material delivery.

WSET Level 3 Course Synopsis: 

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
  • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • Study materials: Students can collect the WSET Level 3 study guide prior to the course start date, alternatively you can choose the guide to be sent to your home address for an additional £15 fee (which will also include the delivery of the certificate upon completion). Please see the tickets below.
  • Certificate: Upon successful completion of the course, you will be emailed by our wine educator who will let you know when the certificate is ready for collection, or if you’ve chosen delivery we’ll notify you when it’s on its way.

Why Do WSET Level 3 With Loki?

We are the only wine merchant in Birmingham to offer WSET Level 3 wine courses which means we can offer the customer a more complete experience than any other provider:

  • As we buy wine direct, we can cut out the middleman and offer more premium wines for tasting during the course than any other provider, offering better value.
  • We have a team of two passionate WSET-certified wine educators, both studying for Master of Wine qualification.
  • All Loki staff are  WSET level 3 or higher qualified which means you can drop into any Loki store at any time and ask for advice or help in person, even if the wine educator is not in. Our team is super passionate about wine and is always happy to have an opportunity to chat about wine. This is the most qualified team of wine experts in Birmingham.
  • We have a purpose-designed wine lounge with plenty of natural light; perfect for wine tasting.
  • Loki is available for you to study in free of charge at any time during our opening hours, with our highly trained staff on hand to help you during that time.
  • As we already have a purpose-made venue for wine tasting we have fewer overheads which means we can pass these savings on to the customer. We will beat any other price offered locally for the course.
  • We have small class sizes and keep them to a maximum of 12 people, allowing everyone to participate in the discussion and ask questions during the process.
  • We believe that wine tasting shouldn’t be stuffy, so we have a modern and relaxed approach to WSET making the courses fun as well as informative. You will have an amazing time.


  • We have 40 wines on tasting in our Enomatic wine machines meaning you can practice your tasting inexpensively. Throughout the duration of your course we will give you 10% off tasting cards* to help you get more tasting experience for less money.
  • 10% off wine throughout the duration of your course so you can practice tasting at home.
  • In the drinks trade? Talk to us about our trade discounts.**
  • Group discount of 10% for group bookings of 10+ people. ***