Esports - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Esports is a competitive and professional sport centred around video games. Many competitions see teams of professional players compete for prizes in large-scale tournaments.
With 99% of 8-16 year olds playing video games (Digital Schoolhouse, 2018) Esports is predicted to become a rapidly growing industry in the UK.
This fun and innovative Level 3 Esports course will help you gain the right skills to progress into the industry or at University level. It will give you an opportunity to learn how to plan and manage events and tournaments. You could also compete in weekly national competitions hosted by The British Esports Association.
The course has been developed in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation, which could provide a platform for you to represent Newcastle United in national competitions with like-minded classmates.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
Level 2 Esports including a GCSE English at grade 3 or above
Applicants should have a keen interest in Esports and a willingness to get involved in the industry.
What will I achieve?
This is a one-year course that leads to a Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Esports.
We plan to run a second year with Newcastle United Foundation if students wish to continue, where you could achieve a Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports.
What will I learn?
- Esports industry knowledge
Esports tournament organisation
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Esports skills, strategy and analysis
Health, wellbeing and fitness for Esports players
Producing an Esports brand
How is the course taught?
Online reading and research
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
As part of this course you will have the chance to represent Newcastle United and take part in weekly Esports competitions through the Association of College Sport and British Esports Association Championships.
English and Maths
English and maths are important skills within Esports. We will help you to get an English and maths qualification alongside your studies if you do not currently hold one. We will also help you develop your skills as part of the course.
For example, using mathematics when applying strategy and understanding odds and probabilities. Or using English when writing events plans and communicating with your team.
Where can I progress?
If you complete this course successfully you can advance onto a University level course, such as a foundation or bachelors degree. You could also apply to work directly in industry.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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