For whom are the WSET courses designed for?

The WSET courses are designed for those who are starting out their careers, established professionals and enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits. More specifically for:

  • Sommeliers
  • Restaurant owners
  • Retailers
  • Export managers
  • Wine producers
  • Wine writers
  • Social media managers
  • Wine lovers

Which WSET course Level should I study?

WSET Level 1 is an introductory course, suited to those with no prior wine knowledge. Most students join us at Level 1, giving them the chance to become familiar with the world of wine and the WSET Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting before progressing to the more advanced Level 2 & Level 3. Level 3 is open to students who have passed Level 2 or those that can prove that they possess sufficient wine and spirits knowledge. Level 3 includes more in-depth examinations and a blind tasting. We recommend that students pass Level 2 before taking Level 3.

Will WSET Certification help my career?

WSET courses are taken by people of all ages and backgrounds. The qualifications are recognised internationally with many employers requiring applicants to be WSET certified. The WSET Diploma is also the springboard to students wishing to join the Institute of Masters of Wine programme.


How do I register and pay for a class?

Please follow the booking process on our website to secure your place. Once payment has been received we will issue your booking receipt. Final confirmation takes place seven days prior to the course commencement date. No cancellations or transfers can be accepted after final confirmation.

Will I get an invoice?

Yes, invoices are sent out with your receipt once the booking has been processed by our accounting team.

How do I know my course booking is confirmed?

A course confirmation email will be sent from Student Services within five working days of receiving the booking form and payment in full. This will be sent to the email provided at the time of booking. Please refrain from booking any travel tickets or accommodation until you receive the confirmation email.

Can I pay for my course by instalments?

Instalment payment plans are available to Level 2 & 3 Award in Wines students who are Cyprus residents and hold a Cyprus bank account. To request, please email cchristofi@firstgrowth.eu

Special considerations and needs?

Please let us know prior to making a booking if you have any disability that might require special consideration either during the class or at exam time.

Study Materials

When will I receive my study materials?

  • Study materials for Level 2 and 3 courses will be dispatched within five working days from the day you receive your course booking confirmation email
  • Level 1 classroom students will receive their study materials on the day of their course.


When will I receive my results?

Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, WSET is currently experiencing delays in processing examinations and distributing results. We apologise to any student who has to wait longer than expected to receive their results. 

The following information outlines the current expected waiting period for your results. If the time period below has passed and you have still not received your results, please contact cchristofi@firstgrowth.eu.

Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications

  • Results will be issued 6-8 weeks from the date you sat your examination

Level 3 qualifications

  • Results will be issued up to 12 weeks from the date you sat your examination

What happens if I fail an exam?

You can re-sit any failed exam by sending us a mail with the relevant payment to cchristofi@firstgrowth.eu

Can I sit my exam at a later date?

Yes, you can postpone your exam to a later date by informing us with a mail to cchristofi@firstgrowth.eu on a maximum of five days after the date of the course.

What happens if I’m ill on the day of my exam?

You can apply for a deferral under our extenuating circumstances policy. You will need to supply relevant documentation. Please contact Mr. Christoforos Christofi as soon as possible on +357 99 589633 or cchristofi@firstgrowth.eu