WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines - ITHQ & WSET diploma | ITHQ

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Code : WSC.02

Application period

  • July 3 to August 31 (for fall admissions)
  • December 1 to January 10 (for winter admissions)

Information session (In French only)

Description

The wine world in English: Opening the doors to international sommelier training

For an international overview of the wine industry, and for sommelier training that will open doors around the world, take the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines, a leading-edge program in English, at the ITHQ.

This sommelier program is approved by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), a British training institute recognized as a leading wine authority. Whether you already work with wine or are an avid connoisseur, it can also be your first step towards a Master of Wine (MW) certification, the world’s most prestigious title in the sommelier profession.

Objectives

  • To acquire basic skills in wine evaluation
  • To adapt and use these skills in the restaurant industry and for the sale or promotion of these products
  • To master English oenology and wine tasting terminology

Duration and schedule

  • Program start dates in the fall or winter each year
  • Total of 40 course hours
  • Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays or Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Courses

General course content:

The content of this level focuses mainly on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. Wine tasting is part of each course.

  • Systematic approach to wine tasting, and the basic principles of wine and food pairing
  • Instruction in the factors that influence the style, quality and price of wines
  • Introduction to the service of wines
  • Understanding of the differences between grape varieties and regions
  • Introduction to sparkling wines and fortified wines
Topics Schedule
  • Factors Influencing Style
  • Grape Varieties
  • Key Wine-Producing Regions of the World
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Sweet Wines and Fortified Wines
  • Describing the Characteristics of the Principal Wines of the World

Winter 2020
Mondays and Tuesdays
From February 3 to March 3
Or
Wednesdays and Thursdays From February 5 to March 5

Fall 2020
Coming soon

NOTES:

  • Students are provided with the WSET® course material.
  • Evaluation: WSET® multiple-choice exam, to be corrected in London.

Dress code

All students must adhere to certain basic professional image rules.

Eligibility

You must meet the following criterias :

  • Be at least 18 years of age before the courses begin
  • Have a good basic knowledge of the wine industry
  • Be sufficiently fluent in spoken and written English

NOTE:

Spots are limited to 24 students per group. Students are chosen on a priority basis according to their order of registration.

Cost

  Québec residents Canadian students living outside Québec International students
Tuition fee $829 $829 $829
Liability insurance (mandatory) $6/semester  $6/semester  $6/semester 

Cancellation

  • Tuition fees are fully refundable if students cancel their registration 10 business days before the first day of the term.
  • Between the 9th business day and the beginning of the term, tuition fees will be refunded minus a 25% administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be granted after this date. 
  • The ITHQ reserves the right to cancel a course or program due to insufficient enrolment. In such cases, application and tuition fees are refunded.

NOTES:

  • Fees include lecture notes, wine samples and WSET® course materials.
  • All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
  • All amounts listed can changed without noticed.
  • Employers subject to the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition are entitled to submit the cost of this training program as part of the 1% of total payroll that companies must invest in employee training.

Financial aid

Various Canadian banks offer a student line of credit service for candidates admitted to this program.

Diploma

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Diploma

Candidates must meet all requirements of their chosen program.

Note for foreign applicants:
Your registration is conditional upon your receiving a valid tourist visa for the duration of this program. For more information, consult the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Complete the online application.
  • Include a copy of your birth certificate or photo ID (passport or driver’s license).
  • Pay the tuition fees (see Accepted payment methods section). Depending on the program, you will have to pay some or all of your tuition fees when you register online.

Candidates will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt for any documents submitted.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS

Online payment only with Visa or MasterCard.

HOW TO SEND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

When submitting your application online, upload the required documents in a digital format.

Other accepted submission methods:

  • Email: registrariat@ithq.qc.ca
  • Fax: 514-282-5126
  • Mail: 
    ITHQ – Registrar
    3535 Saint-Denis Street
    Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P1
  • In person (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    ITHQ – Registrar
    3535 Saint-Denis Street, Office 1.30
    Montreal (Sherbrooke Metro)

Need more information?
Phone: 514-282-5110
Toll free in Canada and the United States: 1-800-361-5111, ext. 5110
Email: ecole@ithq.qc.ca

 

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