Terms and Conditions

Prior to booking and or paying for any WSET Courses, you are required to accept the terms and conditions detailed below. Once you have read through these terms and conditions, please refer back to your booking form. Thank you.


Full payment must be made at the time of booking, unless otherwise agreed upon.

Course Booking

The latest date for booking:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines – four working days prior to start of course.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines – 15 working prior to start of course.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – 15 working prior to start of course.
*This is to enable the Examinations Officer to have sufficient time for exam paper ordering and delivery of course materials to students.


Cancellations of confirmed places are accepted up to 15 working days prior to the start of the course, resulting in a full refund. If cancellation is received after this time, an administration fee of £15.00 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fee will be deducted and the remainder of the fee will be refunded. If a booking is cancelled after the commencement of the course, no refund will be made.

Course fees will be refunded in full if Cotswold Wine School changes or cancels course dates or enrolments do not reach the required minimum numbers and the candidate cannot be placed onto another course date. Individuals will be notified 10 working days prior to the intended commencement of the course.

Transfer Students

Wherever possible we will endeavour to accept transfer students from another APP, provided candidates can prove prior enrolment with another APP. Candidates can sit just the exam portion of a course for the cost of the exam with at least 15 working days prior notice. Candidates may also request to enrol into a course for the full price of the course (minus course materials fee if candidate can prove they have the most up to date materials already).

Examination Dates

Exams are fixed to the course onto which a student books. Should a different exam date be requested, written notice must be given at least 15 working days prior to exam date. If notice is not given in this time, an alternative date will incur an administration charge of £15.00 plus the cost of the examination paper which will have been ordered from the WSET Awards.

Delivery of Course Materials

WSET Level 1 course materials will be provided to students on the first day of the course.
WSET Levels 2 & 3 course materials will be posted to a student’s home address upon confirmation of payment of fees within seven working days. It is important that the student provides a full delivery address with post code, and that someone is available to receive the parcel. Any materials that are returned as result of a failure of the recipient will result in an additional cost of return being charged.

Age Restrictions

Courses are only available to individuals 18 years of age or over.

Proof of Age & Identity

Candidates are required to produce photographic evidence of their age and identity before they are permitted to sit a WSET examination. Failure to do so will result in a candidate not being permitted to take the final exam.

Acceptance of Terms

By using this website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use, you may not use this website. 

Access to the Website

We reserve the right to refuse access to this website to anyone at any time. 

Intellectual Property Rights

All text, graphics, images, logos, sounds, software, and other content on this website (collectively, the “Content”) are copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property of ours or our licensors. You may not use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, modify, display, or perform the Content without our prior written permission or the permission of our licensors. 

User Conduct

You agree to use this website in a manner that is lawful, proper, and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use. You agree not to use this website for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You agree not to upload, post, or transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable. You agree not to upload, post, or transmit any Content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or patents. You agree not to upload, post, or transmit any Content that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other harmful or destructive code. You agree not to engage in any conduct that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this website or interfere with any other user’s use of the website. 

Disclaimer of Warranties

This website is provided “as is” and “as available,” and we make no warranties, express or implied, about the content, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We also do not warrant that the website will be uninterrupted or error-free. 

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. 


You agree to indemnify and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. 

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the UK. 


If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck from these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. 

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of this website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written. 

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