Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (preferably including English and Maths), or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade.
What does the course involve?
Esports is the fastest growing sports industry. In 2019, it was worth £1 billion, and it is set to grow to £5 billion by 2026. You’ll study a range of topics, including Esports coaching, event management, livestream broadcasting, and business applications.
Our course tutors are specialists in their fields and have experience managing Esports events. This course is endorsed by the British Esports Association, meaning it is recognised by employers and supports entry into a range of industry roles.
Topics included in year 1:
• Introduction to esports
• Esports skills, strategies and analysis
• Enterprise and entrepreneurship in the esports industry
• Health, wellbeing and fitness for esports players
• Producing an esports brand
• Games design
• Esports coaching
Topics included in year 2:
• Esports events
• Livestreamed broadcasting
• Video production
• Business applications of esports in social media
• Ethical and current issues in esports
• Launching your esports enterprise
• Computer networking
How is the course assessed?
The course involves the completion of a set number of units over two years covered through practical coursework units. All units are internally assessed and then verified by an external moderator from the examining board. Assessment is based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. You will complete a number of skills-based briefs which will enable you to provide evidence to show that you have met the grading criteria. Each unit will be awarded a pass, merit, or distinction. Progression into year 2 is dependent on successfully passing each unit
Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course. This is based on assignments and projects that you will be asked to complete with set deadlines.
How much does it cost?
Due to the nature of the practical work undertaken on this course, students will be required to bring a minimum 1TB hard drive and a digital card reader.
You can join one of our teams, such as Rocket League, and compete across the UK in events hosted by the British Esports Association.
You can continue your learning after college by progressing to an apprenticeship or study at university.
The Esports Hub and Pro Gamer training facility is a professional standard facility designed to replicate a competitive gaming tournament stadium. It houses dedicated presenter and Shoutcaster spaces, in addition to the specialist workstations required to deliver a truly competitive environment. Competitive Societies Join one of our teams, such as the Rocket League, and compete across the UK in events hosted by the British Esports Association.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org