Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Esports Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Esports

Level 2 Esports

1 year

Central Campus


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Course summary

With a global audience of 470 million in 2021 Esports is already big business and as an industry it is continuing to grow. Study Esports with us and you can explore this new sector in depth, whether you want to progress to uni or get straight into a career. This new and unique programme builds on transferable skills in business and enterprise, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, health and wellbeing, coaching and events management. As Esports continues to grow, so too do the career options available to you.

Course requirements

You'll need GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, a BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma, or Level 1 City & Guilds NVQ in a related area. You'll also need to come in for a chat about the course. A criminal records check is needed for you to attend school placements.

You will be using specialist equipment, ensuring you have the best experience in this field available, including:

High Specification Gaming PCs
High-End Graphics Cards GPUs
24 Inch Games Performance Monitors
Gaming Chairs
Touch Screen TV
Dedicated Teaching Environment

You will also develop transferable skills in Teamwork, Leadership, Communication, Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Analytical Skills, Cyber Skills, Ability to Multi-task, Dexterity, Improving Processing Ability and Reaction Times.

Completing a Level 3 qualification in this area can lead to achieving a degree qualification, a higher level apprenticeship or employment.

Career pathways include:

• Professional Player
• Coach
• Content Creator
• Shoutcaster / Host
• Analyst
• Journalist
• Observer
• Admin (referee)
• Broadcast / Production
• Community / Social Media Manager
• Team / Player Management & Operations
• Streamer / Influencer
• Video Editor / Photographer
• Product Manager

You could also progress in Tech/Digital/STEM industries including:

• Cyber Security
• Software Development
• Big Data & Analytics
• Cloud Solutions
• Network Engineering
• Mobile Technologies
• Digital Engineering
• Artificial Intelligence
• UI / UX Design
• Network Management
• Virtual Reality
• Software Engineering

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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