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Level 3 Esports (Electronic Sports)

Subject Area

Graphics, Games Design & Media

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type


What is the course about?

Computer game enthusiasts, turn your hobby into a career with our exciting Esports course! This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and prepares you for various specialisms within the dynamic Esports industry. With a focus on business, marketing, analytics, health and fitness, this course will help you develop a range of practical skills and equip you with the key knowledge and experience needed to progress in the industry.

Why should I choose the course?

The aim of the course is to develop the skills required to compete at a professional level and prepare you for the top level of gaming. You could go on to lead global teams and earn significant sums in wages and prize money each year.

What will I learn?

This course will cover a wide range of industry-relevant topics and skills including business, marketing, health and nutrition, coaching, analytics and events management. You will also develop specialised skills in strategy analysis, live-streaming, gameplay commentary and much more.

What will the course lead on to?

The aim of this course is to develop your skills, knowledge, and behaviours to prepare you for progression on to a more specialist level 4 programme of study and then on to employment.

In 2016, the global video game market was valued at £113 billion, and by 2027 the industry is expected to have a revenue forecast of £219 billion. This expected growth within just a decade means that the sector is set to become one of the fastest growing in the world. This growth could see Warrington & Vale Royal College Esports students go on to become players, team coaches, shoutcasters and presenters, social media influencers, video production editors, and data analysts.

Are there any links with industry and university?

As part of your learning experience you may work on a variety of live projects, set by external clients, gaining valuable work experience and having the opportunity to work with real clients will enhance your learning and skills in the sector.

What support is available?

You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.

Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The course is delivered by highly experienced tutors who have a wealth of industry experience. All teachers are also practicing game enthusiasts with a strong awareness of industry developments. Our tutors have a breadth of specialist knowledge in a wide range of related disciplines within Esports and games development.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will need to have successfully completed a level 2 qualification. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and/or maths, you will undertake a smaller progression level 3 qualification and be required to work towards a GCSE in English and/or maths as part of your study programme.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

The college provides some specialist equipment and materials, but you are expected to purchase your own notepads, folders, and pens. You may also wish to supply your own specialist equipment to use if you prefer. Printing work off in colour may also require a small fee.

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Starts Sep 2024

36 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

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