From beginners looking for a taste of theory and experience for their first vintage, through to those with more experience and expertise wanting to move forward in their career, EIT offers a broad range of viticulture and wine science courses. Recently the School of Viticulture and Wine Science has added two more programmes to their portfolio, and they are fees-free.
The Certificate in Viticulture (Level 4) is designed for experienced workers in the viticulture industry who want to get a qualification to match their skills or just have an interest in viticulture. In this 15-month, part-time programme students will get a solid foundation of grape production, grape protection procedures, fruit crop management techniques and many more. It starts in September.
Launching in January 2021, the Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) is an intensive hands-on one semester programme for those who want to gain introductory skills needed to start their first vintage in a cellar and progress. This includes a commercial vintage in collaboration with a Hawke’s Bay winery.
Another great opportunity to upskill fees-free are the year-long EIT Graduate Diplomas available online or on campus. Starting in February 2021, the Graduate Diploma in Oenology (Level 7) is for those who already have a science-related qualification or industry experience and want to fast track towards a future specialising in oenology (wine science).
The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture (Level 7) is a course for people who want to build on knowledge from prior degree study or from significant industry experience to build a career in viticulture.
There are also a number of ways people can study tailored to their work hours and other commitments, full-time on campus or part-time via distance-learning.
Media Release – EIT – 17 August 2020