Anne McHale MW’s signature step-by-step system to take you from D3 overwhelm to D3 success!

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This course is for you if…


  • you’re taking the D3 module of the WSET Diploma

  • you feel overwhelmed and daunted by the sheer scale of what it covers

  • you need to maximise the time left to you before the exam, and fit your study efficiently around your busy life


"Anne, thank you for taking me through your Diplomatherapy course over the last 3 months. I had previously attended some of your classes at WSET and I liked the effort that you put forth in those classes. From the those classroom lessons it was very apparent to me that you cared about the subject, the class, the students and that you are passionate about your work. So, when I saw that you had launched Diplomatherapy I had no hesitation in joining up. The way that you presented the material on Diplomatherapy made it all seem logical and simple even when the ideas were challenging and for me it was an effective mixture of information, examination technique and you keeping things interesting. I would certainly have no hesitation recommending Diplomatherapy to other D3 students."

Jaspal Calotier, D3 student


Here’s what you’re going to cover on the course, all hosted in the dedicated private Facebook group:

Module 1: Introduction

  • What Diplomatherapy isn’t

  • What it IS


Module 2: The vastness of D3 – where do I start?!

  • Answer: with a study plan! Anne’s top tips


Module 3: DiplomaTHERAPY – prime your mind and body for success

  • How to utilise the natural power of your mind to nail this exam first time round


Module 4: How to study for the tasting exam: part 1

  • The tasting exam: my take

  • Invaluable study hacks for tasting preparation – tried and tested by Anne

  • Practical tips that often get forgotten


Module 5: How to study for the tasting exam: part 2

  • Practise tasting with my ‘extremes’ technique

  • Practise dry tasting conclusion answers with my three signature answer formulae to get you full marks in quality, ageability and variety/country/region conclusions every time

  • Mini-mocks – how and when to take them


Module 6: How to study for the theory exam: part 1

  • D1 and D2 recap

  • How much detail do I need to remember?

  • CONCEPTS + FACTORS + relate to style, quality & price

  • Study templates + numerical data


Module 7: How to study for the theory exam: part 2

  • Memorisation techniques

  • Know key question verbs

  • Keep a list of controversies (SWOT)

  • Worked theory example with dos and don’ts


Module 8: The run-up to the exams

  • The ONE trick you need to know to be at your best on the exam days

  • The most important time-saving exam tricks to learn in advance


Module 9: In the exam

  • Anne’s exam mindset tips

  • Anne’s practical & common sense tips for success

  • Anne’s exam hacks so you don't forget any important content


Module 10: Summing it all up

  • Anne’s final pep talk: see you at graduation!

"As a tutor, Anne McHale made an impression on me while I was studying at the WSET London School, so I registered for her Diplomatherapy classes. I am glad I did. As a Diploma student who has to do a lot of self-study over an extended period of time, there are questions and doubts that constantly crop up. Anne's sessions are well-structured and aligned with these, and her personal insights helped a lot. She helped me find motivation and focus as well, a bonus during these difficult times of COVID-19." 

Ruma Singh, D3 student


 ‘I have my D3 exam in May 2021 and I am so glad that I enrolled for your Diplomatherapy. It is an outstanding, impeccably curated and well-structured educational concept. The flow from introduction to the final day of the exam and your motivational talk is truly worth appreciating. I have also downloaded the two bonuses and have taken a look. I am struggling to decide my favourite part :-) I am sure this will be a goldmine for my journey to DipWSET!!! Look forward to the live sessions.’

Amrita Singh, D3 student

Pretty comprehensive, no? The even BETTER news is that when you sign up for this round of Diplomatherapy you ALSO benefit from up-to-the minute 2021 updates to the modules...as well as...WAIT FOR IT....



Bonus number 1: The Ultimate D3 Theory Study Notes Template, with a worked example

- Showing you exactly how to structure your study notes to summarise information in the most exam-friendly, efficient way possible


Bonus number 2: An example of a distinction-level theory answer

- Showing you exactly how to approach a sample exam question


Bonus number 3: The dedicated private Facebook group which is not only where the course material is hosted, but which is also a friendly & supportive community of fellow D3 students and where Anne will pop in to check up on you, hold you accountable and MOTIVATE you to keep going!

Bonus number 4: FOUR LIVE Zoom workshops between February and May 2021 in time for the next D3 examination; two will be held during the day (UK time) and two will be held in the evening (UK time), so that wherever you are based there will be at least two workshops in your time zone. Workshops will be a mixture of Q&A and training, with more weighting towards the theory part of the exam. Dates and times will be emailed to you once enrolment closes. Recordings will be posted in the Facebook group for those who are unable to attend live.

ONLY through this special VIP launch.


*** Students normally pay £120/hour to work with me privately, so this bonus alone makes the price you pay for the course a no-brainer ***


Do I get access to everything at once or do I have to wait?


Once you sign up, all the modules will be available for you to binge-watch, Netflix-style, in the Facebook group! Bonuses 1 & 2 will also be available for you to download.

Does Diplomatherapy relate to the new format of the Diploma exams?

Yes. Anne has been a Diploma tutor for many years and taught on the course during the transition from the old Unit 3 format to the new D3, so she's fully up-to-speed on all the chages.

What if I don't use Facebook?

I would highly recommend that you consider opening a Facebook account (it can be under a fake name and fake D.O.B. if you don't want them knowing too much about you!) solely for this purpose, and in order to benefit all the great Diplomatherapy motivation and support that there will be in our community. However, if you still prefer not to use Facebook but would like to access the Diplomatherapy modules, drop me an email at anne@annemchale.com and we'll see if there's a way I can still support you.



Anne, what if I buy and want a refund? What’s the policy?


I know that investing in an online course can feel like a risk. That’s why I offer a 48-hour money-back guarantee. If you try out the material within the first 48 hours and don’t feel that it’s helpful for you, I’ll refund 100% of your money, no questions asked. After 48 hours, course purchases will be non-refundable.



Is there an expiry date for the programme?


This round of Diplomatherapy will run until May 2021. After May 2021 the Facebook group will remain open for you to access the recorded materials if you need to re-visit them, but there will be no more live support from Anne, who will host the next round in a new Facebook group. HOWEVER, as a valued Diplomatherapy retainer student you will benefit from a great discount should you wish to continue in the next round. N.B. this will apply even if the May exam is cancelled at your Approved Programme Provider.

Do you offer a theory-only option?

There isn't currently a theory-only option; however if you are a theory-only student you will still benefit hugely from the programme. Lots of the content is theory-focused, from the modules on how to study for the theory to the pre-exam and 'in the exam' modules. There'll also be live support from now until May to support you with improving how you approach theory questions in the exam.




Initial payment of £197

followed by two further monthly payments of £97


save with a one-off payment of



10 modules


4 amazing bonuses (the live sessions alone would cost you nearly £500 if you were booking me privately)


Full, instant access to the course materials


48-hour 100% Money Back Guarantee

***by signing up, you agree to the Diplomatherapy Terms and Conditions***

"As a WSET Diploma student approaching my D3 exams I decided to sign up to Anne McHale’s online coaching programme in order to focus my revision and improve my technique in the theory exam and the practical tasting element. I found Anne gave very clear and precise tips as to what to do as well as what to avoid in order to pass this challenging exam. Her experience enables her to define the strategies needed and adopt the right mindset towards a successful outcome. As the D3 has been postponed following the Covid 19 outbreak she has been an excellent motivator and I will definitely be signing up for further coaching in the run up to D3 when it is rescheduled. If you are due to take this exam in the future I would highly recommend Anne to help you streamline your work and get goal-focused."

Rowena Hawtin, D3 student

"Studying for both the D3 theory and tasting exam is an incredibly daunting task given the vast scope of material D3 that comprises, but the Diplomatherapy course really helped to focus my approach to both exams, providing me with a solid revision framework and helping me to understand the best way to approach theory questions in the manner the examiners expect. Anne is a great tutor and, in addition to the main content she delivered on the course, spent a huge amount of time answering specific questions from the group."

Tom Savage, D3 student