An Entry-Level Programme for
The Certificate in Wine & Beverage Studies has been designed to build your understanding, awareness and appreciation for the whole spectrum of wine, as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as beer, cider, sake, spirits and cocktails, coffee and tea. In our state-of-the-art facilities, students will explore and experience global beverages and their relationship to food and regional specialities.
The Certificate in Wine & Beverage Studies is aimed at people who are looking to develop their knowledge in this specific area to have the confidence and ability to express themselves fully on the subject, and who are passionate and eager to refine their expertise, whether it is for personal use or to fulfil a professional goal.
The certificate can also be used as an entry-level course for those planning to pursue higher levels of wine, beer or spirits qualifications such as our Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management.
The programme includes professional wine tastings and sensory evaluation providing in-depth wine knowledge through practical learning and is designed to be highly interactive. As such, it aims to develop your passion for wine and beverage and provide you with the relevant theory and practice.
The aim of the Certificate in Wine and Beverage Studies is to enable students to:
- Discover wines from all over the world with tastings that best represent the region or country studied.
- Explore a large range of hot and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Understand the basics of wine production and how it influences the taste of the final product.
- Appreciate a variety of gastronomic cultures through topical food and beverage pairing.
- Acquire techniques for wine sensory analysis.
1 intake per year (Summer)
Duration: 3 months | 200 hours
Certificate fees include: All course materials, tastings and a set of Le Cordon Bleu sommelier aprons.
Hours per week: Approximately 20 hours of guided learning.
Learners will be required to undertake self-directed, independent study in addition to the nominated Guided Learning Hours for this programme (approx. 90 hours).
Qualification: Certificate (Level 3).
Teaching method: Practical teaching with wine and beverage tastings, field trips, guest lectures, interactive and theory classes as well as workshops and tutorials.
Entry requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, evidence of English language and eligibility to study in the UK. All students must be aged 18 years or over.