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              The Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management prepares students to succeed in the world of wine with an operational and strategic approach to the food and drinks business.

              A diploma developed by renowned wine professionals to respond to industry needs.

              The Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management has been designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of wine incorporating wine sensory analysis, wine production, food and wine pairing, marketing and business management. Field trips to renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries, as well as visits to trade tastings, make this one of the most innovative and professional wine courses in the UK.

               

              2 intakes each year: Spring and Autumn

              Key information

              Duration: 6 months | 480 hours
              Price: £12,500
              Diploma fees include: learning materials, subscription to Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, personal licence course
              Hours per week: approximately 22 hours
              Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, evidence of English language. All students must be aged 18 years or over.
              Highlights:

              • Over 500 wines tasted
              • Guest speakers from the industry
              • Access to various professional tastings
              • Field trips to wineries, brewery and distillery
              • Multiple networking opportunities

               

               

              Diploma Details

              • Course Structure

                Drawing from the expertise of our Master Sommelier and Le Cordon Bleu Lecturers, this Level 4 diploma combines essential wine theory with a hands-on and practical approach: advanced knowledge and skills in wine and gastronomy as well as a focus on management. It is composed of:

                • Wine sensory analysis: Learn how to taste and examine wines professionally by developing a methodical sensorial evaluation technique. Over 500 wines will be tasted throughout the course
                • Wine production and worldwide wine producing regions: Understand the history of wine, viticulture and winemaking processes around the world. Students will take part in multiple field trips to prestigious wineries, breweries and distilleries
                • Gastronomy: Drawing from Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs, students will learn how to develop the critical and analytical skills required to understand and advise about wine and food
                • Business and management: Gain the essential knowledge and skills that can be transferred directly to the wine business world (distribution, supplier relationships management, how to create wine lists, wine marketing)
              • Who is the programme for?

                A comprehensive programme aimed at those with a fervent passion for wine who wish to transform their hobby into a career, this Le Cordon Bleu Diploma is the first step to success.

              • What qualification will I gain?

                Graduates of our Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management will acquire a thorough understanding of the world of wines, spirits & beverages and the proficiency to become an accomplished wine and food professional. Students completing this unique programme will boast a skill set which will set them apart in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

                Examples of potential positions:

                • Wine merchant / retailer
                • Hospitality careers e.g. sommelier
                • Wine business entrepreneur
                • Wine journalist / broadcaster
                • Wine buyer
                • Wine consultant
                • Events coordinator

                This diploma course has been accredited under an “Investing in Quality” licence from national awarding organisation NCFE, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors.

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                2016
                Oct 3, 2016 - Mar 23, 2017 (Standard)
                £ 12,500.00
                2017
                Apr 3, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 (Standard)
                £ 12,500.00

              Testimonials

              • anna2
                The knowledge that I gained from the Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management definitely help me in my day-to-day role. The course gave me a solid foundation in the most important aspects of the wine industry and I build on what I was taught a little bit more every day.
                Anna Schena - Fine wine analyst
              • madison2
                I think the course was definitely more intensive than I ever thought it would be, it’s an incredibly comprehensive course, and it’s fantastic that we even go into statistical analysis. It gives you so much, take in everything you can.
                Alumna Madison Huang - Digital Marketing and Communications

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