BTEC Level 3 Diploma


Why should I study this course?

The qualification is aimed at students who want to progress to employment in the Esports industry, possibly via an apprenticeship, or who may aspire to enter higher education. The qualification is endorsed by the British Esports Association, meaning it is recognised by employers and will support entry into the industry in a range of roles. 

What will I study?

The units on this course include:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports skills, strategies, and analysis
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Esports industry
  • Health, wellbeing, and fitness for Esports players
  • Esports events
  • Live-streamed broadcasting
  • Producing an Esports brand
  • Video production
  • Business applications of Esports in social media

Examination board


How is the course assessed?

Some continual assessment, some assessed with coursework and some with exams (you must pass every unit to pass the course). The units are graded pass, merit and distinction with an overall accumulated grade awarded after 9 units have been completed. 

What will the course prepare me for?

Students completing their BTEC Nationals in Esports will be aiming to go on to employment, often via the steppingstone of higher education. Following this course, you could progress onto a career or a degree in Events Management, Media or Esports. Career pathways include: Esports player, Team coach, Event’s organiser, shoutcaster and presenter, social media influencer, video production editor or data analyst. 

Private study

Approximately 12/13 hours per week working on coursework and research

What materials will I need to provide?

Access to the internet is required as well as basic stationery (pens and paper) and a USB memory stick. You should bring a notebook and pen to all lessons to take notes. 

How will I be taught?

Real world scenarios will be used to put you in the world of work. A typical week will involve a mix of taught lessons and workshops to support your studies. 

This course is for you if...

You would like a career working with computers and you would like to find out more about how computer games are designed and developed:

  • Develop your computing skills further
  • Opens entry to a number of further study and career opportunities
  • Gain new communication skills and learn how to apply these in the workplace.

Your application starts here

What are the course requirements?

Four 9 – 4 (A* - C) grades at GCSE or equivalent in 3 or more subjects, including a minimum of grade 3 in GCSE English.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you choose a course programme that bests suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, however, the College may need to make some changes in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

  • Good at organising your time (3 to 4 units running at once)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Descriptive language (verbal and written)