Esports (Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

New Course starting 2024, this is a full-time Level 3 course that provides an introduction to the fast-developing world of Esports and is taught over two years. Students learn about the unique crossover of subject areas that comprise the Esports industry, such as enterprise, game design, marketing, business, teamwork, and event management. 

Students will also learn more about the technical side of Esports as they continue to develop their understanding of the industry; covering subjects including programming, 2D & 3D graphics and live-streamed broadcasting. This leads up to the design and delivery of a competitive Esports event.  

Course Outline

Learners taking this qualification will study four mandatory units: 

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Esports 
  • Unit 2: Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis 
  • Unit 3: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Unit 4: Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players.
Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s above 4 including English maths & ICT 


The primary in the BTEC L3 in Esports is to progress to employment across a range of roles within esports, but it might also be taken alongside other vocational qualifications or A Levels.

Complementary qualifications to support career progression are Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Information Technology, Creative Media,  Sport and Business.

Jobs that are available in these areas include:

• esports player

• team coach

• social media influencer

• data analyst. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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