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Level 3 National Diploma in Esports

New Course for September 2023

720 GLH (940 TQT) Equivalent in size to two A Levels. Nine units, of which five are mandatory. Mandatory content (66%).

This qualification is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress directly to employment in the esports industry and other related industries. When studied alongside another Level 3 qualification as part of the study programme, it supports progression to higher education programmes related to esports, and other related programmes.

The diploma is a 1-year program with the option of progression on to an extended diploma. This would be another 1-year program that provides you up to 168 UCAS points. These points would allow you to continue your studies at university. Over the duration of the year, you will have 720 taught hours with your specialist tutors and there is an expectation that you will complete at least 220 independent learning hours.

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Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Duration

    1 Year

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Mandatory units

01: Introduction to Global Esports
02: Esports Skills
03: Esports Strategy and Analysis
06: Health and Wellbeing
07: Esports events

Optional units

10: Esports branding
14: Shoutcasting
15: Esports coaching

Assessment Method

This is a vocational course and there are no exams within the units. Each unit will be made up of multiple assignments that can be written, presented, practical or many other methods of both formative and summative assessment. Each assignment and unit will be graded at a pass, merit or distinction

5 GCSE grade 4’s or above. Minimum grade 4 in both English and maths.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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