The American Wine School offers WSET Level 2 Wines in 2 different online formats: Online vs Virtual
1. WSET Online Global Classroom is an online, tutor-guided course with weekly activities you complete at your leisure during the week. An online tutor guides the WSET online classroom. Weekly topics can be viewed by logging into the online classroom anytime during the week. There are set start and finish dates for each week, but no set class times. The course is based on a 5-week, 6-module online program with a recommendation of 6 hours of study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the book. This course allows you to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are not set times to log into the course as there are no live chats of webinars. A recommended list of wines can be found in the course specification.
2. American Wine School Virtual Classroom meets online weekly for 6 weeks at specific dates and times just like an in-person classroom. These classroom lectures are led by a live instructor from the AWS and are identical to our face-to-face instruction with one exception; students are responsible for purchasing the wines for the course (12 bottles total). Virtual sessions are recorded for candidates who might miss a class or want to listen to a lecture again. More on Virtual Classes
Regardless of which option you choose, once the course is over students arrange with American Wine School, an Approved Program Provider, to take the exam in person at an American Wine School location or online from the comfort of your own home.
The Level 2 Online Learning course fee includes study kit, online course, and exam fee. The total cost is $550 per person.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As of June 1, 2020 WSET will conduct Level 2 Wine exam ONLINE. While in-person exams are still available, WSET will now offer online exams making it possible to take the exams from the comfort of your own home. For online exam requirements, please click hereRI_CANDIDATE_INFORMATION_3.0