Professional Programme

Wine & Spirit
Education Trust

Wine & Spirit
Education Trust

The Training & Development Unit of the University of Nicosia, in collaboration with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London, offers training programmes in wine education. The qualifications offered by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust are recognized by the global community of organizations involved in alcoholic beverages and wine as leading qualifications for work and education.

Why Choose Intercollege

FOR YOUR professional WSET programmes

WSET London has been active for nearly 50 years in designing and delivering educational programs for wines and spirits, present in 72 countries.

Each year, over 85,000 students worldwide take part in their programs, with a total of more than 500,000 students since 1969.

The programs are the most reliable and valid choice for top-level professional training in the wine and spirits markets.

WSET London is responsible for the academic oversight of the programs, including the entry criteria, syllabus, examinations, and the awarding of its qualifications worldwide.


  • Comprehensive training for all levels in the wine and spirits industry.
  • Internationally recognized qualifications from WSET.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry insights.
  • Suitable for professionals, executives, companies, and wine enthusiasts.

Programme Outline


Level 1: 10 hours, plus examination (to be announced during the training)
Level 2: 25 hours, plus examination (to be announced during the training)

Dates & Time

Level 1: Thursday 25/04 (15:00-20:15) & Friday 26/04 (10:00-15:15)

Language of Instruction



€370 (€120 subsidized by HRDA, payable by employer/employee €250)




The complete program range consists of 4 Levels – Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 – WSET Diploma.

A separate certificate is awarded for each level upon successful completion of the exams, which is a prerequisite for enrolling and attending the immediately higher level of training.

Programme Levels

Level 1

Introduces candidates to the main categories of wines and, depending on the sales point they operate in – hospitality, retail, and/or wholesale trade – provides them with the corresponding practical training. The Level 1 curriculum examines the basic principles of wine tasting and food pairing.

In a short period of time, candidates acquire the fundamental knowledge of products and skills required by those directly involved in wine service and customer satisfaction.

Level 2

Covers commercially the wide range of wines in the global wine industry, examining each variety by country. The Level 2 programme, through the Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT), enhances the practical training of sensory evaluation by teaching the typicity of world grape varieties.

It is suitable when a reasonable but fundamental level of product knowledge is required, complementing the skills and abilities of a job position, such as customer service and sales departments in the hospitality, retail, and wholesale sectors of the wine and spirits industry. It is also useful for those with a general interest in the subject.

Level 3

Enables individuals to assess the quality-price ratio through blind tasting. The SAT methodology focuses on blind wine evaluation to prepare individuals for the final examination of the Educational Programme, which includes, among other things, the blind analysis of two wines.

Knowledge of grape variety typicity and blind assessment of the quality-price ratio of wines is essential for those working in high-level positions in the wine industry (F&B Manager, Restaurant Manager, Chief Sommelier, Brand Manager, Sales Manager, Import & Export Manager, Chief Oenologist, Wine Producer).

Programme Highlights