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September 2022
2 Years
Course code ED3SRPF1KN

Esports, BTEC Extended Diploma

The eSports market is huge and is estimated to have had worldwide revenue in excess of $1bn, forecast to group to $1.6bn by 2024, with the UK representing approximately 8% of the global market.

Esports are built on top of the intellectual property of a video game, straddling the creative industries, live events, broadcast media, technology and more This programme aims to develop your analysis and strategic skills, focusses on coaching, events, and shoutcasting.

Units of study are likely to include: Introduction to eSports, eSports Skills, Strategies and Analysis, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the eSports Industry, Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for eSports Players, eSports Events, Shoutcasting, eSports Coaching, Computer Networking. You will also continue to develop your English & maths skills and attend and Individual Development (ID) session as part of your timetable. This qualification is endorsed by the British eSports Association.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a number of projects and assignments throughout the two years. You will also enter competitions as part of the programme.

What could I do after this course?

This qualification is intended for students wanting to progress directly to employment in the eSports industry and other related industries in roles such as eSports Player, Team Coach, Social Media Influencer or Data Analyst. Additionally, the breadth of content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of university courses.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or a relevant Level 2 IT/ Computing qualification at Merit grade or above.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

More than just one qualification!

On top of your main qualification with us, we can also help you achieve additional accreditations which will ensure you stand out from the crowd when you start applying for jobs.

As part of the Digital Careers Excellence Hub, you can also achieve qualifications including Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Azure, or CISCO.

What our students say

Jackson Wood, Computing L3


Jackson Wood

"I have enjoyed being able to work in an environment that treats me like an independent human being while feeling supported all the while. This has really helped me develop myself and focus hard on the goals that I wish to achieve. It's been a huge benefit to my learning."

Former school: King Alfred's

Studied: Computing L3

What next? Studying a Bachelors in Cyber Security at Plymouth University.

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