Diploma Mentoring Program: DAPS
The Diploma Assessment Preparation Scheme (DAPS) is a revamped version of WSET's longstanding Mentor Program for Diploma students.
Participants in the program share not just one mentor, but a large number of mentors employed by WSET in England, each with an area of expertise. Instead of mailed submission of practice questions, all submissions and grading are now done by e-mail.
The DAPS administrator contacts us for our class schedules and constructs a program around that schedule. Closed-book questions, open-book questions, and tasting note assignments are sent, returned and graded within WSET’s password-protected Online Classroom. Initial reviews from our students have been very positive about this new program.
If you join the DAPS Program you will receive:
- Sample multiple choice questions to prepare you for the Unit 2 exam
- Practice essay questions for Units 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Practice tasting note tests for Units 3, 4, 5 and 6
For example, for Unit 3 you will be given the option to submit ten answers to theory questions and 12 tasting notes for grading.
Each DAPS assignment has a deadline (usually a Sunday). If you miss a deadline you miss the opportunity for feedback on that assignment. So don’t sign up for DAPS for a Unit unless you expect to be able to submit nearly all of the assignments for that Unit.
Options for DAPS Enrollment
DAPS for all Units is included in the price of the Online Diploma Program and for each Online Diploma Unit. However for our face-to-face students and our Diploma Via Video/ Home Study students we have chosen to make the DAPS Program optional. You would register for each segment of DAPS before or shortly after the beginning of each Diploma Unit..
A-la-carte re-enrollment in DAPS for individual Diploma Units is also available for students who need to re-sit a Unit exam.
See our prices page for the current rates for the full (2-academic-year) and a-la-carte DAPS options.