Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports - Sandwell College

Full Time

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports in partnership with Wolves Esports

Level 2 Esports

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

Sandwell College is the first education provider in the country to partner with a professional esports team. The partnership with Wolves Esports will enable students to benefit from stadium tours, interaction with professional teams, guest speaker talks and work experience opportunities. The college currently offers two BTEC courses in esports, and has invested in esports gaming rooms, editing suites and enterprise pods to ensure students have access to the most inclusive and dynamic growth environment in an industry already worth over £1 billion. Studying this BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports at Sandwell College will give you the opportunity to 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

To study this BTEC Level 2 Esports course 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.

Students on this course will benefit from the partnership between Sandwell College and Wolves Esports team.

This BTEC Esports course involves 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
  • Improving reaction times

Completing a Level 3 qualification in Esports 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]

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