Level 2 Award in esports

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

What's Involved

This course is designed to cover the esport industry where learners will be able to apply strategy, skills and teamwork. There will also be an opportunity to explore other areas including Film and TV, Games design and business development . This is a practical study programme, embedding elements of theory.

If you have not achieved a C/4 grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme. You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities, you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course Assessment Method

All units require course work which will be internally assessed throughout the year.

What's Next

Successful completion of the level 2 study programme can allow you access to the level 3 qualifications in esports, Creative Media Production or Business before progressing to university, employment or apprenticeships.

As the industry continues to grow around the world, more jobs and career pathways are being created in esports, creating a demand for people with specific skills.

Career opportunities include:

>Coach - include fitness trainers, nutritionists, psychologists

>PR/Marketing executive

>Sales/partnership manager

>Business management

>Production crew


>Journalist/content creator

>Product manager


>Community/Social Media manager

>Event manager

>Professional esport player

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

Course Information
Qualification Type: BTEC Award in ESports
Level: Level 2
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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