This is the WSET’s flagship qualification, designed to prepare people for senior positions within the wines and spirits business.

The Diploma is viewed universally as the stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification.
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This qualification is suitable for those working in the trade wishing to progress to a higher level. WSET Level 4 is also ideal for the dedicated wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at Level 3 and to acquire further expertise in wine tasting.

Please note: this is a professional level course requiring TWO years of full commitment. All teaching and materials will be in English. CET 6 English will be needed as a minimum language level requirement. Once registered, exams are fixed and may not be changed.


2018-20 Dragon Phoenix WSET Level 4 Programme

Dragon Phoenix will continue to provide the WSET Diploma online and taught class in the 2018-20 academic year and is happy to announce that our 2014-16 and 2015-17 Level 4 taught class students have consistently been achieving pass rates of 70-80% in their exams, surpassing the average worldwide pass rate of roughly 60%. These students are to be congratulated on their hard work and it is hoped that their good progress may continue under Dragon Phoenix, and through the chief educator Fongyee Walker’s guidance.


Continuing to offer students the very highest quality wine education, Dragon Phoenix will be opening WSET Diploma (Level 4) 2018-20 Registration in the up-coming months to all interested students who have already obtained their Level 3 WSET qualification. Due to overwhelming interest in this qualification, DP will be offering 3 different classes for 2018-20 students:


  1. Online Option (mainly online classes with 7 tasting days included, to start in September 2018, and finish in June 2020)
  2. Spring Taught Option (to start in January 2018 and finish in January 2020)
  3. Autumn Taught Option (to start in September 2018 and finish in June 2020)


For Taught Options:
27 days of intense taught classes are spread out over two years. During the course you will have chance to: Learn and interact with Fongyee MW; Taste a large number of well-selected wines and spirits; Visit vineyard and winery. We would also invite world-famous Masters of Wines to our classroom to introduce the latest trend in wine industry.


For Online Option:
We have meticulously designed a 7-day blind tasting training section for online students. You will need to come to our Beijing office to attend this section. We will prepare various of wines and spirits in different styles and walk you through the tasting skills and techniques that are required by WSET level 4 exams.

Interested parties are invited to follow the Dragon Phoenix official WeChat account for this qualification: DPlevel4. Interested students may also ring (010) 59604238 for any enquiries. English language inquiries are encouraged to send an email to dplevel4@126.com.