Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Esports has been developed to meet the upcoming demand for skills in the fast-growing industry of esports. It is equivalent to two A levels, taken over a two-year period of study, and is suitable for learners looking to progress to employment in the esports industry, possibly via an apprenticeship, or entering higher education.

This qualification offers a unique opportunity to cover multiple subject areas, including sports, marketing, enterprise, IT, and creative subjects. It also allows learners to gain transferable skills that are seen as vital by employers in the industry, such as effective communication, working as part of a team, and being able to apply creative solutions to problem-solving.

This qualification is endorsed by the British Esports Association as being suitable for learners who want to work in the industry, meaning that it is recognised by employers and will support entry into a variety of roles within the Esports industry, like professional gaming, event management and broadcasting.

Learners will complete 5 mandatory units over the two years:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Esports Events

and 4 optional units from:

  • Live-streamed Broadcasting
  • Producing an Esports Brand
  • Video Production
  • Games Design
  • Business Applications of Esports in Social Media
  • Shoutcasting
  • Esports Coaching

All assessment is completed via coursework projects and assignments marked by the teacher. There are no exams in this course.

The primary focus of the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Esports is on progressing to employment across a range of roles within Esports. These include:

  • Esports player
  • Team coach
  • Event organiser
  • Shoutcaster and presenter
  • Social media influencer
  • Video production editor
  • Data analyst

Upon completion of the course, students can continue their education by pursuing a degree in fields such as events management, media or Esports, amongst other higher education programmes.

Whatever path you choose, our Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Esports will provide you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an exciting and rapidly growing industry.

To be confirmed.

Please note that your place on the course is not automatic at enrolment. As part of your application, you will be required to submit a supporting statement outlining your interest in Competitive Gaming and the industry surrounding it, including areas such as (but not limited to); Competitive Analysis, Branding, Video Production, Games Design, Events Management, Health & Fitness and Shout-casting.


Students will be required to submit a MS Form answering the following questions:

  • How has your interest in Competitive Gaming and the surrounding industry influenced your desire to study Esports at St David’s?
  • What specific experiences or skills do you have that demonstrate your passion for Competitive Gaming and the surrounding industry?