How old do I need to be to enrol in wines and spirits education?

Students must be over 18 years old. You will be asked to provide your date of birth on enrolling and sign a waiver that you are over 18.

I have a good understanding of wines, can I enrol straight into Level 3?

While a good understanding of wines will help you understand the coursework, those who have been away from studying for some time usually find the routine and commitment required to study for a Level 3 course demanding. Evidence on past results suggests that all students will do better at Level 3 if they complete Level 2 first.
For this reason, we will no longer be accepting students straight into Level 3. If you have completed Level 2 elsewhere we welcome you onto a Level 3 course on verification of your results.

When do I need to enrol?

All courses have an enrolment deadline to give us time to register students with the WSET in London. We encourage you to enrol as soon as possible as all courses have a maximum number of students, and they do fill up. Late enrolments will be accepted where there is room on the course, but a late fee will be incurred.
Course and enrolment dates are on the ‘How to Enrol’ page.

When do I need to pay?

Payment is due upon receipt of your invoice, per the terms on the enrolment form. No study materials will be released until all payment terms are met and students will not be allowed to start the course.

How can I pay for my course?

Credit Card : If you want to pay via credit card you will be able to pay at the time of registration and will receive an invoice from us straight away (pricing on our booking site includes a 3.5% fee for paying by credit card). Paying by credit card means that your space on the course is reserved for you straight away.

Internet Banking : If you want to pay via bank transfer please contact gillian@nzsws.co.nz for a discount code to remove the credit card surcharge (we will then email you an invoice for payment by the next working day)
If you chose to pay via bank transfer, your space will still be reserved for you but enrolment will not be completed until we have received payment. Payment of invoice confirms your place on the course.

Course places will not be held on non payment of invoices. All students are registered with the WSET in London 2 days after the course enrolments close. Any course fees unpaid at this time will result in your enrolment being canceled.

Course fees are shown on this website.

Can I get a student loan to pay for my course?

Our courses do not qualify for study link student loans. However, we are happy to offer a payment plan please contact gillian@nzsws.co.nz for details.

When will I receive my study materials?

On the date enrolments close you will be sent an email confirming course dates, teaching venue and examination date and when you will be given your course materials. Generally course materials are sent out a week before you course start date.

What are the course venues?

We use various venues in each city. Maps with venue details are on our booking site. Confirmation of venue and times will be emailed closer to the course start date.