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Esports (Intermediate) - Level 2

Overview

Esports is now one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world, creating thousands of new jobs. 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.

Esports encompasses four key subject areas of media, business, sport and computing.

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 DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20242532A1597FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners 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

  • Three GCSEs at grade 3, plus English or maths at grade 4.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information - admissions@wnc.ac.uk.

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

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

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.


Career opportunities


How do I apply?

Apply online

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