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Esports (Intermediate) - Level 2


Esports is now one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world, creating thousands of new jobs around the world. The industry is expected to be worth $1.9billion globally by 2023. 

With competitions like the League of Legends World Championship offering substantial prize money, being a player is an attractive option but not the only career choice. Like any sports team, wrap-around care is needed from coaches and sports psychologists, the industry needs designers and games creators, broadcast crews, promoters, sales, marketing and PR teams, to name but a few.
Our level 2 (Intermediate) course provides an introduction to the Esports industry, and provides a stepping stone for learners who want to carry on to our level 3 (Advanced) course. 

It also provides learners with the opportunity to build a range of transferrable skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork and strategic thinking that are valued in any career. 

You’ll learn about all aspects of the Esports industry, from games design to event planning, and health and wellbeing, as well as learning how to improve dexterity, processing and reaction times.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20221 yr(s)2532A1597FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Esports games, teams and tournaments
  • Streaming for Esports
  • Planning for an Esports event
  • Game design
  • Setting up an Esports organisation
  • Esports enterprises
  • Health and wellbeing in Esports.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including English language or maths (or an appropriate equivalent).
  • Or, an appropriate Level 1 qualification with a Merit grade, plus a GCSE at grade 3 in English language or maths (or an appropriate equivalent).
  • You will also need to be a passionate Esports player with an interest in playing competitively so that you can take part in tournaments as part of a college team.
  • Applicants progressing from Level 1 must be able to show evidence of a high level of commitment and demonstrate an ability to work effectively.

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place through controlled assignments set by tutors and the examining board which are externally verified.

You will take part in team and solo activity, undertake projects and practical workshops based on Esports scenarios.

Written coursework to support your practical work may include research and reports.

What can I progress onto?

  • Esports (Advanced) - Level 3
  • National Certificate/Diploma in Marketing (Advanced) - Level 3
  • National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Business (Advanced) - Level 3
  • Creative Digital Media (Digital Arts and Games Design) (Advanced) - Level 3
  • Sport (Advanced) - Level 3


How do I apply?

Apply online

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