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Esports - Level 2 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 L2 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 Level 2 Diploma in Esports

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics.

If you have not attained GCSE grades 4-9 in English and Maths, you will automatically be enrolled in classes to work towards these qualifications at an appropriate level to suit your ability.


Topics on this course include:

Unit 1: Esports Games, Teams and Tournaments

Unit 2: Establishing an Esports Organisation

Unit 3: Streaming for Esports

Unit 4: Plan for an Esports Event

Unit 5: Start an Enterprise in Esports

Unit 6: Design an Esports Game

Unit 7: Positive Health and Well-being in Esports

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.


The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports has a primary focus on progressing to further education when taken with other qualifications at L2. If you are taking this qualification, you may want to progress to further study such as Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Esports, Information Technology, UAL L3 Extended Diplomas in Games Development, Creative Media, 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 for example.

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