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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 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 qualification is aimed at learners who are looking to progress to further education. It offers learners 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 learners as an introduction to Esports.


Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Esports

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics. All students are required to achieve GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English. If the required grade is not reached there are opportunities to study these subjects at college alongside the course to help achieve it. This is a government requirement but also needed by many employers for any numbers of careers.


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. Learners 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. Learners taking this qualification 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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