Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
36 weeks

Course Sheets

Entry requirements
Who the course is for

The qualification is aimed at learners who are looking to progress to further education or to employment in the esports industry, possibly via an apprenticeship in a related industry.

It offers learners the opportunity to study esports alongside a broad range of L2 qualifications, such as English, Mathematics, media, IT, sports, business or enterprise.

What you will learn

Learners taking this qualification will study two mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Esports Games, Teams and Tournaments
  • Unit 2: Establishing an Esports Organisation.

The mandatory content allows learners to develop their technical skills across range of
assessment within the units, supported by underpinning knowledge. All assessment relates to the esports industry.
Communication skills are developed throughout the units, and students can also enhance their broader skills in ICT, while literacy and numeracy skills are also developed throughout. If the qualification is studied alongside a level 2 qualification in English and/or Mathematics, it will provide numerous opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge.

How you will learn

You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement, to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class.  

As a part of your course, you will be working from our new state-of-the-art Esports Gaming Studio to plan, organise and participate in regular gaming tournaments. To further develop your transferable skills, as a class you will need to establish Esports organisation, design its logo and implement successful marketing plan to promote it.  

This course is offered in conjunction with Functional Skills and GCSEs for English and Maths where required.  

Work placement

As a part of your course, you will be required to complete 36 hours of work experience

After the completion of this course, learners can progress to employment in the esports industry, possibly via an apprenticeship in a related industry. This course is also suitable for students that wish to progress to further studies in media, sports, computing, business or enterprise

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in eSports

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