Computing & IT

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Esports - C114

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

Esports are competitive video games and Esports tournaments are run for amateur and professional gamers to compete against each other.

This two-year course gives a detailed insight into the world of Esports and all of the related professions which surround the industry, such as the business and enterprise, marketing, health and wellbeing, coaching, analysis and broadcasting.

You will develop an appreciation of the positive aspects of Esports and improve your skills in communication, teamwork, decision making, reaction times, confidence building, concentration, reading comprehension skills, cyber skills and leadership.

Course Details

You will study a range of units designed to set you on a career path within the Esports industry, including progression into a relevant university course or directly into a job.

Over the two years you will complete the following mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Kills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Esports events

You will also complete a range of other units tailored to the Esports industry looking into aspects such as games design, broadcasting, coaching and psychology for performance alongside branding and marketing.

Entry Guidelines

Priority will be given to applicants who are 16-18 years old. 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths or relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or distinction and English Language and Maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C) and satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed by coursework set by your teachers, which will include written assignments combined with other interactive assessments to demonstrate your learning.

Additional Information

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities. We will provide these for your use whilst in College, but to enhance your learning experience further we require you to make a contribution to trips throughout the year. Do you need support with the cost of this?

Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include: A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma Meaningful work experience or preparation for work English and maths, if you don't have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths or Grade 4 or above Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.

Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills you need to progress directly into a job in the Esports industry or into university to study a related course.

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £2850.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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