ESports Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Discover our new course for September 2021!

Course overview

If you live and breathe gaming then this is the course for you. This career-focused qualification enables students to acquire underpinning knowledge, develop technical and transferable skills, and gain experience in a variety of different sections of the Esports industry.

In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to Esports cultures and learn about streaming techniques and layouts. You will learn about the business of competitive gaming and event marketing, and work towards organising your first Esports event.   

In Year 2 you’ll continue your studies of event management to develop and deliver a team-based Esports event. You will learn about the technical set up that’s required to deliver these events, along with public relations skills to promote the event. You will also learn how to add hype and excitement through casting and hosting, skills that are in demand across the sector. 

The course has been designed to give you the complete know-how of everything revolving around Esports from the practical elements and the business side. The course is also linked with the British Esports Association. 

 

 

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language or Maths

or

  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade 4 or above.

 

What will I study?

Modules/units 

Core

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Esports Events

 Additional

  • Live-streamed Broadcasting
  • Producing an Esports Brand
  • Video Production
  • Customer Immersion Experiences
  • Games Design
  • Shoutcasting
  • Ethical and Current Issues in Esports
  • Customer Immersion Experiences
  • Computer Networking
  • Esports Coaching

 

How will I be taught and assessed? 

  • Coursework/assignment/presentations/live streams
  • Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each unit normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your unit mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your unit mark.

 

 

What can I do next? 

There are a wide variety of career opportunities in the esports industry:

  • Shoutcaster/host
  • Coach/analyst
  • Journalist/content creator
  • PR/Marketing executive
  • Product manager
  • Sales/partnerships manager
  • Admin
  • Referee
  • Organisation owner/manager
  • Community/social media manager
  • Broadcast/production crew
  • Event manager
  • Agent
  • Other roles (statistician, lawyer, finance, support etc)
  • Other gaming careers (developers, publishers, distribution etc)

 

Additional Costs 

An external SSD/HDD or large storage USB. (Preferably SSD due to large/fast transfer rates).

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