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Esports Extended Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Digital Academy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   This is a two year course running 3-4 days a week.
Course Code   13019-CAM-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   12/09/2022

The Esports industry is a fast-growing global industry with revenue projected to reach £1.5 billion in 2022 with more than 450 million viewers tuning in during 2021. This is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industries in the world!

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports is a two year, coursework and synoptic assessed course that is highly practical and ensures learners have the skills needed to move onto university or directly into industry. A breadth of Esports skills and careers are explored throughout the two year programme to allow you to choose a range of pathways for your progression. These include but are not limited to sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and the creative industry. You will also have the opportunity to host various Esports events as well as testing your gaming skills against other competitive players.

You will have access to Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Animate, After effects and more...3d modelling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. Game engines like Construct 3 and Ue4 and learn to work with the latest gadgets like the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System as well as out television studio for broadcasting live Esports events.

If you want to join the next generation of Esports players, coaches, broadcasters, shoutcasters, events managers, business managers then this is the course for you.

  What You Will Learn

Whilst studying on the two year course you will develop skills across a range of platforms including Esports events management, coaching, gaming strategies and analysis, business applications, enterprise and entrepreneurship, computer networking, games design, broadcasting, shoutcasting and so much more!

  Entry Requirements

We expect four GCSE’s at grade 4 and above, one of which should be in either English or maths. You will also need to attend either a face to face or phone interview with the Study Programme Manager. Portfolios of work can be presented or emailed at interview alongside any other certificates, qualifications or experience you feel is beneficial for us to know about. For those students that don’t quite meet the entry requirements we also run a one year, Level 2 UAL course in Media, Games & Photography designed to feed directly into the Games course the following year.

  Work Experience

Work experience could include games retail or journalism, supporting a games design team at a company in Cornwall or beyond, 3D modelling for artists and clients, supporting live game events such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, British Esports championships, Tech South West Esports events and so much more!


Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes
a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. For these
qualifications, there are two main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: internal and


Internal Progression at Cornwall College: FdA Games Design for Industry




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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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"I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying at Cornwall College. The course was clearly laid out and the lecturers were very helpful. The assignments were engaging, and questions answered clearly by the lecturers.

After completing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT, I am now working as a Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice for IBM. In my role I look after test environments and monitor our test infrastructure. I enjoy the constant new challenge and learning opportunities as you get to see all the different ways that software interacts with its operating environment. "

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