Esports - Diploma

L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
Barry Campus

About this course

The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This qualification includes a breadth of transferrable skills that enable learners to experience esports in different areas to aid their progression to employment, directly or via further study. The qualification is endorsed by The British Esports Association as being suitable for learners wanting to work in this industry. This means that it will be recognised by employers in a range of roles. Learners must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful.

The location of the course is subject to change.

What you will study

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter employment or further study. This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement enabling learners to develop underpinning knowledge and technical and transferable skills that gain experience in a variety of different sections of the esports industry. This qualification will include the following units:

  • Unit 1: Esports Games, Teams and Tournaments                                                                            
  • Unit 2: Establishing an Esports Organisation                                                                            
  • Unit 3: Streaming for Esports                                                                                           
  • Unit 4: Plan an Esports Event                                                                                           
  • Unit 5: Start an Enterprise in Esports

Entry requirements

4 GCSE A-D including Maths and English. A mandatory kit is required of approximately £80 for T-shirts and hoodie from Macron

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
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  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports

Career prospects & further study

After completing the Level 2 Esports course students can progress onto the level 3 Esports course.

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