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Esports (Advanced) - Level 3

We have very limited spaces left on courses for this academic year, many of our courses are now on a waiting list. If you do want to enquire about joining us please contact our admissions team on 01623 413639.


As Esports has developed it has created thousands of new jobs across the world, and it’s an industry that is still rapidly expanding. Globally, the industry is expected to be worth $1.9billion 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.
Helping you to pursue a variety of Esports-related careers, this two-year course provides the opportunity to build skills in leadership, strategic thinking, analysis, problem solving, dexterity and improving processing and reaction times and most importantly teamwork and communication; essential skills for any job. 

Practical skill development will include project management, event planning and budgeting, character and environment design and asset creation, graphics, branding and typography, broadcasting for TV and online and developing business development plans. 

Besides studying on this fascinating course, you will also have the chance to compete in national or regional tournaments as part of a college team.

What will I study?

  • Games design
  • Live broadcasting
  • Esports business and promotion
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Tournament organisation
  • Esports skills and strategies

Entry requirements

  • Grade 4 in English and maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 4.
  • Or, a relevant Level 2 qualification with a merit profile, plus a grade 4 in English or maths.
  • You will also need to be a keen Esports player.

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 -

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?

1-2 years.

Following successful completion of year 1 you may then progress to a second year of study on the Extended Diploma.  

  • Year 1 - Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels on completion of one year)
  • Year 2 - Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels on completion of the two years)

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?

Career opportunities

Next steps

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