Staff wine training in Manchester

Manchester Wine School offer a range of bespoke training packages to suit your business's needs. Staff with a greater knowledge of wine have the confidence to talk more to your customers and in turn increase your sales. We can train specifically around your wine list or stock, focus on improved  food and wine matching knowledge or design a course to cover particular areas you wish to focus on to improve staff knowledge. We offer flexible course timetables to fit around your trading hours. Please email us to arrange a meeting to discuss how best we can work together to train your staff. 

If you are looking for more formal, certified training, Manchester Wine School offers three WSET courses in Manchester City Centre; Level 1 Award in Wine, Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits and Level 3 Award in Wine.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, often referred to as WSET, is generally regarded as the world's leading provider of wine education.

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. The courses are perfect for staff working in frontline wine service roles in restaurants, bars, hotels and for those in wine retail sales, as well as customer facing roles. 

We are an approved APP (Approved Programme Provider) with WSET and the 2015 Riedel WSET Educator of the Year Winner for our Local Wine School network. In 2016 x4 students from our network were recipients of WSET Scholarships meaning they achieved some of the highest marks in the country!

For more information and to book a place on an upcoming course please click on the course level below.  If you are not sure which is the right level for you please feel free to contact us

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - £149.00 (1 full day) - Ideal for front of house staff.

  • A beginner level introduction to wine.
  • You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accuratelythe practice of storing and serving wine, and make food and wine pairings.
  • Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - £349.00 (3 full days) Ideal for waiting staff and beverage managers

  • An intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits.
  • This qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology.
  • Please note- you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2.
  • Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - £675.00 (6 full days) Ideal for specialist roles

  • An advanced level qualification.
  • This qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality
  • We recommend this course to those who have already completed the WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits course, however, it  is not a requirement to have completed this prior to enrolment on this course. Please ensure you review the course specification.

Your staff are welcome to join us on any of our available courses in our busy timetable. Please click on the level you are interested in above to see our current available dates. 

If you would like us to come into your business and run WSET qualifications on a private basis we would be delighted to do so. We have worked with many companies in the past in this way and can provide testimonials and feedback. Please email or call us to discuss your requirement and we can come up with the perfect solution to your businesses training needs. 








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