WSET Education

RD Wines Education includes a number of courses tailored to your individual requirements. We have WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) qualified, approved and trained staff who are willing to provide your employees with the knowledge and expertise to make your business distinctive and stand out. Whether you have bar staff, waiters, sommeliers or other key personnel we can make the difference.

We also offer individual courses for those that simply wish to attain the WSET level 1 and 2 qualification.

For more details please contact us at or tel. 01952 291129


A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a career in wine or pursuing an interest in wine.

For individuals new to wine study this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You'll explore the main types and styles of wine and gain the basic skills to describe wine accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Course delivery: This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in a classroom, which involves both teaching and tasting. Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


This qualification is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. It is intended for those wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Course delivery: This course has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time – 16 hours of classroom time (involving both teaching and tasting), a minimum of 11 hours of personal revision time and a 1 hour exam - a closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification, although candidates will benefit from having studied WSET Level 1.

WSET Level 1 Quotes

‘I learnt much more than I expected and definitely feel more confidence when discussing wine selection with our clients. I hadn’t realised how much work goes into a single bottle of wine.’ Neil Welch - Wrenbury Hall

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt more than I thought I would. Of course, I particularly enjoyed tasting various different wines that I may ordinarily not have chosen. I have a new found love of Cava, so thank you Mark for opening my eyes to this!’ - Becky Aitken - Wrenbury Hall

‘Mark delivered an excellent, fun and informative course. The basics are covered and reinforced, which is great preparation for anyone wanting to progress to Level 2. I would recommend to anyone who wants to start exploring the vast world of wine and be a lilt more adventurous with their choices. The food pairing activities were really interesting, I feel inspired to experiment a bit more!’ - Davinia Jones - Wrenbury Hall

‘I really enjoyed the course and felt like I learnt a lot about the different grapes. So much so that my wife even entrusted me with the wine list on our recent trip to Madrid! Thanks Mark!’ - Michael Jones - Wrenbury Hall


“The RD Wines Level 1 course develops wine knowledge with an interactive and imaginative approach; it both challenges your thinking to wine and food pairing and presents learning, within a small group, in an accessible relaxed manner. I would highly recommend it”. - Sharon Bailey


"I really enjoyed the course. It was very well presented, educational, practical and fun. I would certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning more about wine". - Paul Boniface


The Level 1 course was delivered in a very friendly and relaxing atmosphere, which for me is great for learning. I particularly enjoyed the food pairing session and tasting the many sample wines. I would highly recommend the course to anyone” - Matt Lundberg


Enter only if you are at least 18 years of age