Esports Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs grades 9-4.

Why Should You Take This Course?

A new and exciting course where students will learn about organised, competitive video gaming, where people play against each other online. It will also explore the Esports industry, events, and the range of career opportunities available. Students will also get the opportunity to take part in a British Esports Championship event.


This course gives the opportunity to develop both academic and practical skills in an in-depth vocationally focused holistic study. Throughout the course, students will cultivate a range of analytical, theoretical and technical skills relevant to working practices in the Esports industry. The course is 100% internally assessed (no external examination).

Course Content

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Live-streamed Broadcasting
  • Producing an Esports Brand
  • Video Production
  • Shoutcasting
  • Business Applications of Esports in Social Media

Are there any special expenses?
Students should be prepared to invest in resources for their productions, as well as a pair of over-ear gaming headphones with a 3.5m jack and a pc gaming controller. There will be opportunities for students to attend various trips and workshops that may entail an additional cost. Students will also be expected to take part in a British Esports Championship event.

What could I do next?
Participation in esports is designed to develop transferable skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, strategic thinking and problem solving to name a few. The aim is preparing learners for a career in the esports industry or the within the digital technology sector. It also prepares students for a career in marketing, advertising, events management and social media.

There are also several university courses that now focus solely on developing students esports skills. For example the University of Chichester, Staffordshire University, University of Northampton all offer degree courses in esports. It could also lead to a range of apprenticeships and full-time employment.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels.


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