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Esports - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Course Description

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 enables you to experience Esports in different areas to aid your 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.

You must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful. The qualification is aimed at those who are looking to progress to further education. It offers you the opportunity to study Esports alongside a broad range of L3 qualifications, such as English, Mathematics, Media, IT, Sports, Business or Enterprise. The qualification is endorsed by The British Esports Association as being suitable for you as an introduction to Esports.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


Pearson's BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English and Mathematics. BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2.


Topics 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
  • Games Design
  • Business Applications of Esports in Social Media
  • Shoutcasting
  • Esports Coaching 13 Psychology for Esports Performance
  • Nutrition for Esports Performance
  • Ethical and Current Issues in Esports 60 O O O 16 Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport
  • Sports and Esports Law and Legislation
  • Launching Your Esports Enterprise
  • Customer Immersion Experiences
  • Computer Networking

Work Experience

Work experience is utilised in the format of students undertaking live briefs relating to branding, advertising, self-promotion and video production. You will also gain opportunities to compete in local and national gaming competitions within the British Esports Association Champs competitions (Valorant, Rocket league, League of Legends, Overwatch and FIFA).


The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports has a primary focus on progressing to higher education. If you are taking this qualification, you may want to progress to higher study such as:

Esports, Journalism, Business, Media Production, Events Management, Entrepreneurships, Games Development, Sport and Graphic Design. Successful completion of this qualification could also lead to being fully prepared to progress to an apprenticeship in the related sector, for example, in events, digital marketing or creative media.

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