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WSET Level 4
Diploma in Wines Online

Neptune School of Wine is pleased to offer the Diploma Online Modules, allowing students to complete the program remotely.
If interested email for registration information.

Diploma Online Details

The Diploma consists of 6 units which need to be successfully completed and exams passed, for the student to achieve the WSET Diploma. D1 and D2 must be studied at the beginning of the Diploma program and the D1 exam sat first. The remaining units can be booked as and when you need.


The individual units follow a weekly structure and it is important that students keep up with work set for that week. The educator is not obliged to assess work if the student falls behind. The individual units are designed to build upon knowledge gained from the previous weeks, so the student should not skip ahead. There are no set times to log into the course.

The online units prepare the student for our qualifications and are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled

course, should they have any questions. Each unit includes a series of independent and/or group activities that require students to look in depth at the wine industry, applying subject knowledge and professional skills to analyze key issues.


Each unit also includes a feedback test or tests depending on the unit e.g. D1 and D2 have one feedback test. D3 includes 10 theory feedback tests and 4 tasting feedback tests; D4 and D5 have one theory feedback test and one tasting feedback test.


Revision of the Level 3 materials is highly recommended before

commencing the diploma. Students are advised to schedule a minimum of 150 hours to complete all five units online,

excluding private study and reading time. Regular access and participation in the online activities is essential for this mode of study.

Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.

Upcoming 2021/22 D1 start dates*:
Monday, January 10th 2022

Monday, February 21st 2022
Monday, April 11th 2022
Monday, June 6th 2022

*registration must be confirmed one month before start date

Online Diploma Unit Structure:


D1 : Wine Production
(6 weeks of guided study)

D2: The Business of Wine
(6 weeks of guided study)

D3: Light Wines of the World

(24 weeks of guided study)

D4: Sparkling Wines

(5 weeks of guided study)

D5: Fortified Wines

(5 weeks of guided study)

D6: Independent Research Assignment (no guided study)

You should also read the Diploma Specification. Click HERE to go to the WSET website.

* WSET qualifications are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits. WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside UK.
Prices are valid for courses and exams offered during the academic year ending July 31, 2023 and are subject to change without notice.

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