Esport is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the world. Esport is a fusion of gaming, business, events, health and wellbeing subjects brought together under one roof.
Our Level 1, 2 and 3 courses are a brilliant blend of Computing, Business Studies and Sports, so you’re equipped with the best chance for your dream career in the rapidly expanding Esport sector.
Esport allows you to express your passion for gaming and apply it to a multitude of roles within this developing and exciting industry.
Our programmes encourage you to develop skills in gaming and equip you with the skills for success across a whole range of supporting roles within the sector. Completing our Level 3 Access course also opens the door to exciting degree level studies at UCR. Core units of study at all levels include: Introduction to Esport, Esport Skills, Strategy and Analysis, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Esport, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Live Streaming, Branding, Social Media, Shoutcasting, Esport and Coaching.
Level 1 – Transition Programme – Esport College induction Assertiveness & Decision Making Healthy Living Group & Team work Health & Safety in Practical Environment Improve Own Learning Personal Development Communication for Esports Enterprise for Esports Using the Internet Website software
Level 2 – Esport Introduction to Esport Establishing an Esport Organisation Plan for an Esport Event Establishing an Esport Enterprise Streaming for Esports Positive Health and Wellbeing in Esport
Level 3 – Esport – Year 1 Introduction to Esports Ethical and Current Issues in Esports Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry Games Design Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players Nutrition for Esports Performance
Level 3 – Esport – Year 2 Live-streamed Broadcasting Shoutcasting Esports Events Customer Immersion Experiences Esports Coaching Business Applications of Esports in Social Media Psychology for Esports Performance Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport
Dearne Valley College invested heavily in new Esport facilities in order to give you the experience you deserve at College. Our high spec machines can run the most demanding of Esport experiences. This coupled with our retro console area, our motivational learning spaces and access to our gym and wellbeing facilities makes Dearne Valley College an excellent choice to pursue a career in this fast moving industry.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths. However, should you not obtain the necessary grades in one of Maths or English then you may still be accepted if you have other GCSEs at grade 3 and above and are willing to resit. Learners with BTEC qualifications at level 1 and 2 in other subject areas will be considered on their individual merits.
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page. For more information support with your enquiry or application please contact Student Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01709 513355.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esport or other programmes across the spectrum of the Digital & Creative Industries Sector
16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees Those aged 19 or over may not need to pay fees depending on their circumstances. Find out if you qualify here. If you need further advice or guidance please contact the Enquiries Team on 01709 513355.
You will study GCSE maths and English as part of your programme of study if you haven’t achieved a grade 4 or above and you are aged 16-18. You will also be required to purchase a uniform as part of your programme further details can be obtained at interview.
“I'm enjoying meeting new people with similar interests.”Justin Hamlet Level 2 Games Animation, Former student at Oakwood High School
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