Esports Level 3 Diploma

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Course Information

Esports (Electronic Sports) is a fast-growing international phenomenon - and by studying a course in competitive video gaming, individuals will prepare themselves for exciting roles within this sector. Not only that, they’ll gain key transferable skills for opportunities in other subject areas - including sport, marketing, creative and IT. The course is ideal for school leavers and adults who want to take their love of gaming further and even have the opportunity to be part of the Esports Academy, which competes in the British Esports Association Championships.


Units / Modules

Students will gain strategic, analytical, entrepreneurial and enterprise skills by studying. This Level 3 Diploma course will explore more than the gaming aspect of Esports, this course will also focus on teaching students about Business, Enterprise, Psychology and much more:

  • Health, safety, and wellbeing for esports
  • Event organisation and management
  • Entrepreneurial and enterprise skills
  • Branding and game design
  • Business management of esports on social media platforms
  • Psychology
  • Business

They will also benefit from challenging tournaments, helping them develop their confidence and industry knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English or maths. The course is for beginners and for individuals that have some prior knowledge of Esports or individuals that already take part in Esports activity. Students will have access to the brilliant high end PC systems we have on campus meaning having a gaming PC isn't mandatory, but it will be beneficial to have these facilities at home so students can work in their own time also.

Career Progression

On completion of this course, students may decide to study a higher apprenticeship, continue into higher education or go straight into employment. Thanks to the host of transferable skills developed, the Esports course offers many different pathways to suit all interests. There is a wide variety of job roles that become accessible within the Esports industry, these include: Professional Gaming, Coaching, Business Management, Journalism and Content Creation, Sales, PR and Marketing, Production, and Product Management to name a few.

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Course Details


1 year full-time

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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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