This brand new course aims to focus on skills needed to break into the Esports Industry. There are a large variety of roles within this area in order to broadcast, host and play these huge games that are presented to a large audience. This course ranges from planning an Esports event to understanding how competitive gaming worrks and how the teams function. As part of this course you'll have chance to design your own game and character!

  • What will be studied
    • Esports games, teams and tournaments
    • Establishing an Esports organisation
    • Streaming for Esports
    • Plan for an Esports event
    • Start an enterprise in Esports
    • Designing an Esports game
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to gain a place on this course, you will need:

    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 3 (formerly D) or above, including Maths and English
    • An understanding of computers and technology
    • A passion for technology and the industry
  • Where does this course lead to?
    • Esports coach
    • PR / marketing executive
    • Business management
    • Production crew
    • Shoutcaster / host
    • Professional Esports player
    • Event manager
    • Social media manager
    • Journalist / content creator
    • Admin / referee
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports 

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical workshops using hardware/software
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials
    • 1:1 support
    • Presentations / demonstrations
  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments for this Level 2 Diploma will be after each unit and via:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work; you can usually base your coursework around your own ideas for games.
    • Presentations
    • Class work

    You will be awarded a Pass/Merit or Distinction for each completed Unit. Once all units are complete, you will receive an overall grade for the course

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 

  • Other Information:


    PC Build Requirements - Each PC will be able to run all games at the lowest level

    Recommended settings are higher than the minimum because professionals and high-end esports players need a significantly higher frame rate to achieve peak performance, this will also help with the nature of this course. Peripherals are also not included, but any combo of keyboard/gaming mouse will be fine. Whilst the course could be run using the Low Spec components, using the mid-tier or upper-tier will give the students a better experience, especially with regard to recording, streaming and video editing. As such the low spec should only be used if there is no possibility of the faster machines.


    Complete build ideas These builds will run the games, perhaps not at 144hz or may have performance issues whilst recording, but would be on the lower end of what would be recommended to anyone actually playing these games on.

    PC Specs

    Low Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive or equivalent

    Mid Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive or equivalent

    Upper Mid Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: PNY CS900 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive or equivalent


    Minimum requirements to run the games

    As per recommendations from the games publishers.

    Ideally, we would recommend that centres use PC's with specs higher than these to give students the best experience possible on throughout the course

    You will be required to have:

    • Pens / Pencils
    • Memory sticks
    • Notepad / sketchbook
  • Exam Board:

    After you've completed KC's Esports Level 2 Diploma and attained a merit or above, you can move on to:

    • KC Games Design and Development - Level 3
    • KC Computing with programming and app development- Level 3
    • Apprenticeship - Digital Marketer - Level 3


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : June 2022 Fee : N/A
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