Viticulture and Oenology
FdA Wine Business – Foundation Degree
If you’re looking to work in the wine trade or start your own wine-related business, this programme is ideal for you. Covering a practical and theoretical understanding of wine and the wine industry, it’s an excellent combination of lectures, practical wine tasting, work experience, an independent project and the opportunity to visit European vineyards.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?
You will gain a strong vocational understanding of the UK wine industry. In your first year, you’ll cover the grape-growing and winemaking, business modules including data management, finance, marketing, plus an overview of the UK wine trade. In your second year you’ll get to study the world’s key still, sparkling and fortified wine-producing regions in greater depth. This will be backed up with business-related modules including wine marketing and strategy, and wine sales and corporate social responsibilty. You’ll also complete compulsory project and work placement modules.
You’ll explore the wine trade; focusing on business planning, development and marketing, plus modules that link to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. You’ll also have the opportunity to study for your WSET Diploma as an additional qualification (the cost of exam entry is additional to fees).