WSET approves first Czech Republic course

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust has confirmed its first approved programme in the Czech Republic, with the organisation now present in 72 countries.

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The WSET has welcomed Vzdělávací Centrum MKM as its first ever Approved Programme Provider (APP) in the Czech Republic to offer its wine and spirits courses, joining some 30 new WSET Approved Programme Providers to have been welcomed to the organisation this year.

Vzdělávací Centrum MKM is an education centre in Brno providing training in various areas ranging from specialised language courses to professional qualifications.

As an APP, the centre will offer WSET Levels 1 and 3 Awards in Wines, Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, and Levels 1 and 2 Awards in Spirits, in English, to educate both beginner enthusiasts and industry professionals.

“As the global leader in wine and spirits education and qualifications we are striving to offer courses through Approved Programme Providers in every market that shows potential and desire for further wine and spirits knowledge,” said Ian Harris, WSET chief executive.

“The Czech Republic offers an exciting opportunity for us as it emerges into the European marketplace, so we’re proud to have Vzdělávací Centrum MKM join our network to cater to the Czech community.”

According to CBI research1, the Czech Republic is an emerging wine market in Europe thanks to a growing young urban professional class and steady economic growth. Overall, for wine and spirit education is rising, with WSET global candidate numbers up 18% in the 2015/16 academic year and course registrations up 28% this year to date.

The WSET is now present in 72 countries. For more information about Vzdělávací Centrum MKM click here. 

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