Courses, Study Plans & Tutorials

There’s a new way of learning at Case Studies Wine School. In order to give students more options and make achieving and studying for a WSET qualification more flexible I have re-designed the way they are delivered. There a number of study options available, online study plans and classroom courses and tutorials.

Classroom Courses

WSET L1 courses can only be taken in the classroom. Students join their tutor for a day of interactive learning and tasting at one of our study centres.

Classroom courses can also be held privately for a minimum of 6 candidates. L1, L2 and L3 courses are all available as private courses. Please click here for more information.

Online Study Plans

My basic online study plan can be completed by distance learning. These study plans are completely flexible and you can fit the learning plan around your schedule. These are ideal if family or work commitments mean you can’t regularly attend an evening class or if you live too far away from the study centre to regularly attend a classroom course.

Benefits of the basic online study plan:

  1. You manage your own studies to fit your own schedule, completing your reading, note-taking, assignments and revision at a time that suits you.
  2. Less time travelling, more time studying.
  3. 24/7 access to the online classroom from wherever you are, if you have access to the internet you can access your study plan, using your laptop or mobile phone from the beach or on the bus!

When you register for an online WSET course with Case Studies Wine School you will receive:

  • Official WSET study materials
  • Access to the CSWS online classroom including
    • your study plan
    • recommended reading list
    • recommended sample list
    • Powerpoint presentations
    • video & audio recordings
    • assignments
    • online tests and mock exams
  • Feedback on all assignments submitted
  • Access to an individually assigned WSET certified tutor by email or telephone Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Full support and weekly updates and check ins from your assigned tutor

Please note you will be required to attend the study centre in order to take the examination.

Classroom Tutorials

In order to help students prepare for the practical examination, I offer a series of classroom tutorials that can be added onto the basic study plan. These can be purchased as part of the bundle study plan or on a “pay as you go” basis. Classroom tutorials follow the specification of the WSET Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

Add-on tutorials are offered several times in any year to give you the opportunity to attend at a time that suits your schedule.

The following add-on tutorials are available:

  • L2 Wines & Spirits – The Systematic Approach to Tasting & Principal Grape Varieties
  • L2 Spirits – The Systematic Approach to Tasting & Principal Spirits Styles
  • L3 – The Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • L3 – Old World Wines
  • L3 – New World Wines
  • L3 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines

Please note as there is a practical element to the examination for the WSET L3 Award in Wines the cost of the basic study plan includes the L3 – Systematic Approach to Tasting tutorial.

For dates and/or to register please use the following links:


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Private Courses

All WSET courses can be offered as private courses for groups of 6 or more. Dates, times, format and venue can all be tailored to suit student and business requirements.

Whyte & Mackay, Gleneagles Hotel & Spa, The Three Chimneys, Mitchells & Butler, Glenmorangie, Bidvest, Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews are among clients for whom I run private courses.

For more information and/or for a quote please get in touch:

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Tasting Events & Wine Dinners

The title says it as it is really! I also have a programme of tasting events and wine dinners that offer a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a glass of wine or two and maybe some food.

My tastings and dinners are all held at Edinburgh School of Food & Wine and can be booked using the links below.

Tastings & Dinners

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Gift vouchers may also be purchased for all tastings & dinners.

Tastings and dinners can also be organised for you as private events to help you celebrate birthdays, Christmas or maybe just because you fancy a night out! For more information or if you have any questions then please get in touch:

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