Those pursuing a career in the hospitality sector are often advised to get a WSET certification for better career prospects, but most of them are in two minds about it. Is a WSET Award really worth all the hype? What value does it add to their resume? How does it open doors for better job prospects? All these are valid questions; however, many don’t know where to look for clear answers that will help them make a decision. To help you resolve this dilemma, we want to take you through the role that a WSET accreditation can play in advancing your hospitality career.
How to navigate WSET Courses
WSET offers Level 1,2 and 3 Awards in wines, spirits and sake. Additionally, it also offers a Level 4 Diploma in Wines. WSET Level 1 Award is for those who are new to wine study and provides an introduction to the world of wine. At this level, you’ll study the main types and styles of wine, how to describe wines accurately and appropriate wine and food pairings. This course will help you gain an upper hand in your current employment.
WSET Level 2 Award gives you a deep dive into the chief grape varieties around the world, the regions in which they are grown, and what styles of wine they produce. On clearing the examination, you can use the associated WSET-certified logo, which will give you an edge over other applicants at a job interview, especially if you are applying to a hotel or restaurant with an impressive collection of wines which they like to serve with pride and update with precision.
WSET Level 3 Award is an advanced level qualification with a focus on the processes of grape growing and winemaking. This course is what makes servers fit to become sommeliers and opens prospects for jobs with better payments and responsibilities as you’ll be trusted to curate premium experiences for elite consumers. Whereas the diploma course offers expert-level qualification which covers all the aspects of wine.
The Sonal Holland Wine Academy can help you gain WSET Level 1,2 and 3 Awards, that too, with classes conducted by our experienced educators. For students who cannot attend classes in person, we also offer online classes. Our educators will not only guide you through the curriculum and wine tasting, but they will also help you prepare for your exams. From how to write your theoretical papers to the correct way to approach a tasting test, their insight will help you approach these awards with a strong mental makeup.
To know more about the WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards at Sonal Holland Wine Academy, click here.
Originally published June 1, 2023