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Level 3 in Esports

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing05-09-2022
  5. Annual Fee£3697

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Applications for this programme are now closed for 22/23. If you would like any advice or guidance, please contact our Careers team on 01634 383636.

The Details

In 2019 the global esports industry was valued at nearly $865 million, and is projected to reach $1.79 billion in 2022. With that amount of financial growth comes job creation. In the UK alone, job vacancies related to the industry grew by 118% last year and vacancy tracking service Hitmarker expects that growth to continue at a steady rate.

At MidKent College we?re excited to be introducing a brand-new qualification to help students gain the skills and experience they need for an exciting career in competitive esports. Which will help them stand out when applying for jobs in this high-growth sector.

The level 3 Extended National Diploma in Esports is a 2-year programme aimed at meeting the upcoming demand for skills in the industry.

By studying Level 3 at MidKent College, students will gain a broad range of transferable skills that will enable them to excel in various roles in the esports industry. Careers could include journalistic analysis, broadcast and production, community management, cyber security, software development, games design, digital engineering and user experience (UX) design.

Our Esports qualification offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, business enterprise, IT and the creative industries.

In the first year of the programme, students will focus on getting to grips with the foundations of esports. Through industry sector research projects, current trends and ethical issues that exist together with an insight into career opportunities. Students will also explore health, wellbeing and fitness for esports players. Together with enterprise, entrepreneurship and branding. This is underpinned by skills, strategies and analysis.

A summer project will link year 1 and 2 and will be followed by studies in psychology and coaching.

During year 2, students will design, market, film, stream and host a live event resulting in an end of year showcase which takes place in our state-of-the-art theatre to fellow students, parents and guests.

Extra-curricular activities will involve setting up and participation in a College-wide Esports Association, the MidKent Mariners, with regular meetings and participation in local and national esports tournaments and competitions.

Specifically, you will study the following units:
Year 1
? Introduction to Esports
? Ethical and Current Issues in Esports
? Health, wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
? Nutrition for Esports Performance
? Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
? Producing an Esports Brand
? Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Industry
? Social Media (summer project)
Year 2
? Social Media
? Psychology for Esports Performance
? Esports Coaching
Final Year Project
? Esports Events
? Live-Streamed Broadcasting
? Video Production
? Shoutcasting
? Customer Immersion Experiences

Future Prospects

In addition to roles specifically in the industry sector, you will develop the skills required to work in many other industries including; marketing, sales, public relations, branding, merchandising, media, event management, design and business development roles.

Alternatively you can progress to university-level education to study in a wide-range of disciplines for this exciting and growing industry.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above including English and maths at grade 4/C and above.

Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Nik Stefan

      I am currently studying IT Level 3. I started on the Level 1 last year and then went straight onto the Level 3 thanks to my grades. I think the jump from the Level 1 onto the Level 3 is quite intense but it’s been good because the teachers give us the support we need. I moved here a few years ago from Italy, I have been in the UK ...