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Esports - Level 2 BTEC Certificate - September Start

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
Mode of Study: full time
Level: 2
Duration: 1 year
Awarding/validation body:  Pearson Edexcel

Course Overview

The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This suite of qualifications includes a breadth of transferrable skills that enable learners to experience esports in different areas to aid their progression to employment, directly or via further study. Esports offers a unique opportunity to deliver a curriculum that teaches concepts in the context of multiple skills and subject areas at once. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning, skills which are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace. Learners must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful

The BTEC Level 2 in Esports is an intermediate qualification for post-16 learners who want to specialise in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role. It prepares learners for work or an Apprenticeship by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. The qualification also provides progression to Level 3 qualifications.

Developed in close conjunction with leading employers, the BTEC Level 2 in Esports develops transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression once the learner is working. At the core of this qualification is the concept of preparing young people for the working world. Through practical activities and occupationally-fit-for-purpose assessments, learners will gain the skills and behaviours needed for sustainable employment.

Students on this programme will work as part of team to create an esports organisation developing branding, merchandising and promotion, learn about streaming for esports and plan and deliver an esports event.

Course Highlights
Representing the college as part of the Esports college team and participating in competitions.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

As the industry continues to grow around the world, more jobs and career pathways are being created in esports, creating a demand for people with specific skills.

Here is a snapshot of some of the different roles within the industry:

Coach – including fitness trainers, nutritionists, psychologists

PR/Marketing executive

Sales/partnerships manager

Business management

Production crew

Shoutcaster / host

Journalist/content creator

Product Manager


Community/Social Media Manager

Event Manager

Professional esports player

All assessments are internally assessed.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 3/D as a minimum OR a related Level 1 vocational qualification;


Including a GCSE at grade 3/D (or equivalent) as a minimum in English OR English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 3 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

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