Esports National Foundation Diploma (RQF)

Course Overview

This two year course aims to provide students with a career pathway into IT or esports, providing you with the skills to have a future as a games designer, technician, video producer and streamer (i.e. digital marketing, events management, coaching, computer networking.)

The course is classroom based and is assessed through a series of assignments for each unit.


Entry Requirements

Prospective students will need five GCSEs at grade C.

Course Delivery

Students will:

  • Gain a broad understanding of ICT and esports and be able to study selected areas in more depth.
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of esports and ICT
  • Learn how to set up, design and brand teams, logos, merchandise etc.
  • Develop and create social media areas like your own YouTube and Twitch channels.
  • Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
  • Follow a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment within ICT, business and marketing.
  • Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills.
  • Take part in esports events like British Esports, Insomnia etc.

Modules studied include:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Computer Networking
  • Games Design
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Video Production
  • Business Applications of Esports in Social Media
  • Esports Events
  • Ethical and Current Issues in Esports
  • Esports Coaching
  • Live-streamed Broadcasting
  • Psychology for Esports Performance

Progression Opportunities

Staying with the college, you could progress on to the HND Applied Computing.

Course deliverable in Welsh: