BTEC National Extended Diploma in Esports Level 3

Full Time

About the course

This course is for you if you have a strong interest in Esports, the competitive computer gaming industry. It will provide you with the necessary skills on how to healthily compete in tournaments, set up and run Esports tournaments whilst considering marketing, legal and sport science issues relating to the industry.

The Extended Diploma is made up of 15 units, studied over two years, including potentially:

  1. Esports Industry Knowledge

  2. Esports Events

  3. Esports Coaching

  4. Branding for Esports

  5. Nutrition for Esports Performance

  6. Computer Games Design

  7. Live-Streamed Broadcasting

  8. Computer Networking

  9. Customer Immersion Experiences

  10. Shoutcasting.

All units are internally assessed through assignments and/or evidence of practical activities.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English Language and Maths; or a Level 2 at Merit; GCSE (or equivalent) in ICT is recommended.

Where next?

A relevant Esports, Sport, Business or Leisure degree-level course. Alternatively, you will have developed necessary skills and knowledge that will be recognised by employers and may wish to pursue immediate careers in employment, or an apprenticeship.

Work experience and employability

You are encouraged to undertake work experience during your time on the course. With our links to the Digital Schoolhouse Esports tournament, you will have the opportunity to manage and organise the event and be expected to attend the regional and grand final events.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


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