Online & Hybrid Classes

Online & hybrid study offers the flexibility to complete your study at a time and place that suits you.


What is a hybrid class?

Hybrid classes offer the flexibility of taking the lectures online from wherever you are, but still providing you with an in-class tasting workshop and exam. It is important to be aware of the following requirements:

  • Lectures are live online via Zoom (but also recorded if you can't make it)
  • Wine samples are included in the cost of a hybrid course (you won't taste as many wines as in an in-class course)

How do hybrid classes work?

Lectures and schedule Q&A sessions are conducted online. You sign up for a series of lectures and Q&A sessions with your live instructor. If you can't make a live online lecture, they are recorded so you can watch them at a later date.

Upon registering, you choose a workshop/exam time and location. You will travel to that location to complete the tasting workshop and the exam.



What to consider?

While WSET online courses are a great option for many, it is important to be aware of the following requirements:

  • WSET examinations can be taken online through Remote Invigilation (RI), or attend the examination in person. Wine Plus+ will provide exam options.
  • Wine samples are not included in the cost of an online course.

How does the WSET Online Classroom work?

Each course has a set start and finish date, with clear guidelines on progression, however there are no fixed times to log-on as there is no “live” delivery of content. Students can complete their learning at times that suit them.

Students will learn through a range of independent and/or group activities supported by videos and quizzes, designed to achieve the required learning outcomes to prepare for the examination.

Throughout the course students will have access to a subject-specialist educator who’ll provide feedback on any assigned exercises and respond to course related queries. 



Online Course Exam Options

You will have the option to either sit the exam with a scheduled class (exams are run on the final class of any scheduled in-class course dates) or via Remote Invigilation ($45 fee).

1) In Class:  You can sit the exam with any level 1, 2 or 3 class in any of our locations (subject to availability). Please book 25 days in advance. See for upcoming class dates. Exams are on the final day of all scheduled courses. Email with the class date that you would like to sit the exam.

2) Remote Invigilation: Alternatively, you can sit the exam through Remote Invigilation. Remote exams cost an extra $45 due to the individual invigilation costs. Remote exams must be booked with Wine Plus+ 25 days in advance and can be at any time you like (except between 10:30pm and midnight UK time).