Level 3 National Foundation Diploma & Extended Diploma in Esports

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma & Extended Diploma in Esports

Level 3 National Foundation Diploma & Extended Diploma in Esports

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The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter employment.

Pro player? Coach? Shoutcaster? Tournament analyst?

Are you looking to break into the Esports industry? This course for you.

Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry.

The Level 3 Esports course will give you plenty of opportunities to get a hands on experience into the Esports industry through live tournaments, real experience in developing a brand and you will produce and manage your own esports online live-streamed events, fully equipped with shoutcasters, coaches, presenters and stream managers.

Esports offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and the creatives. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning. These are skills that are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace.

The qualification attracts UCAS Tariff points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to entry requirements for many related courses. When taken in a two-year, full-time study programme, learners can progress to higher education degree programmes, such as

  • BA (Hons) in Events Management
  • BA (Hons) in Media or a BA (Hons) in Esports

Learners should check entry requirements for specific degree programmes with providers.

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4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including one in English or maths.

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

In addition to the above all Esports applicants must show that they are able to compete in one of the following game tournament:

Overwatch (provide current SR)
Rocket League
League of Legends

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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