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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 3 Full-Time Bede Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Unlock the thrilling world of Esports with Sunderland College's Level 3 Esports course!

Elevate your gaming skills and knowledge to professional levels while immersing yourself in the dynamic universe of esports.

This exciting new program is your gateway to acquiring essential skills for a thriving career in the esports industry or advancing to university studies. Unleash your potential as you delve into the intricacies of coaching and team management, honing your strategic prowess to lead a team to victory. Gain hands-on experience in planning and executing esports events, mastering the art of creating unforgettable gaming spectacles. Learn the intricacies of branding and advertising to position a team for success in the competitive esports landscape!

As a student, you'll have the exciting opportunity to join the British Esports Student Championships and represent our multi-championship winning team, the Sunderland Seers. Sharpen your strategic thinking, teamwork, and communication skills as you compete against top talents from across the UK.

Our students benefit from unparalleled opportunities at the National Esports Performance Campus, a cutting-edge facility built and operated by the esteemed British Esports Federation. This state-of-the-art building is a hub of gaming prowess, offering access to professional-level equipment and resources that mirror the conditions of top-tier esports competitions.

You will be sharing a space with industry experts, and gaining insights that go beyond the classroom. This unique environment fosters a hands-on, immersive learning experience that propels students towards success in the dynamic esports landscape.

Prepare to embark on a journey where passion meets professionalism and become a force to be reckoned with in the fast-paced realm of esports. Enrol in the Level 3 Esports course at Sunderland College and turn your gaming passion into a promising career!

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 including Maths and English. Or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

During this course students will be taught in a range of methods which will include theory lessons and practical lessons to be able to develop the skills which the digital industry requires.

In addition to this students will assessed in a range of methods which will include written assessments, practical assessments, presentations, demonstrations plus more.

By the end of this course students will have a portfolio created which can demonstrate their skills to industry professionals.

Students on this course are not expected to study Math's and English however this can be discussed at interview.

Students on this course are not required to have a placement however you will do projects with industry throughout the course and also work with other Esports corporations within the North East region.

During this course students will have the opportunity to work with the British Esports Federation, helping run and organise games within their leagues.

During this course students will be expected to spend time completing assignments and projects during the course and also spend time studying essential skills where required.

Students will be on campus for a selection of days and will have lessons which will range in times from 9am - 5pm. Within this learners will have a range of lessons which will include Digital Lessons, English and Maths (where applicable) plus development of skills and behaviours for the Digital industries.

*Timetables have not yet been confirmed however students will receive this on enrolment at college.

You will study modules including:

- Introduction to Esports
- Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
- Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
- Esports Coaching
- Video Production
- Producing Esports Brand
- Esports Events
- Shoutcasting
- Ethical and Current Issues
- Live-Streamed Broadcasting
- Business Application of Esports
- Psychology for Esports Performance
- Game Design
- Nutrition for Esports Performance


As a student, you'll have the chance to become part of the British Esports Student Championships, proudly representing our accomplished team, the Sunderland Seers.

Hone your strategic acumen, teamwork, and communication skills while engaging in competition with top talents from all corners of the UK.

What’s next?

On completion of this course you can progress onto a university course in Esports or business management.

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