Games Design and Digital Media

National Extended Diploma in Event Management & eSports, Level 3

Course overview

Esports is organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. In February 2019, Newzoo published its 2019 Global Esports Market Report. This stated that, in 2018, the global esports market was valued at U.S. $655 million. This rose to nearly U.S. $865 million in 2019 and is projected to reach U.S. $1.79 billion in 2022.

Our National Extended Diploma in Event Management & eSports, Level 3 has been developed to meet this upcoming demand for skills in esports. It includes a breadth of transferable skills that enable learners to experience different areas of esports to aid their progression to employment, Esports offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as marketing, enterprise, creative media.

The course is a blend of business and media and will include arranging an Esports competition, creating and branding a team and even producing videos and live-streams for broadcast.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Those who have not achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE English & Maths will be required to study these qualifications as part of their study programme.

Course Modules

- eSports basics
- Game Design
- eSports Strategies and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entreneurship
- Wellbeing and Fitness for eSports players
- Shoutcasting
- Live Streamed Events
- Customer Immsersion Experience

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is 100% coursework based and will be graded through a series of internal assignments and projects, including written reports, digital portfolios, presentations and interactive practical work.

What can I do next

Successful students can progress on to our tailor-made Foundation Degree in Interactive Media & Games Development in partnership with University of Wolverhampton.