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BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Esports

Qualification: BTEC Certificate

Duration: 1 Year

What will I study?

The Esports Level 2 qualification is perfect for anyone who is interested in the esports industry but has little to no prior knowledge. The qualification is split into 4 units which cover an introductory section on the main sectors of esports; business, media and management. 

Learners who complete the level 2 qualification will find it incredibly useful for progression to our level 3 Esports qualifications. You will also find the general skills developed on the course useful for any further study or daily activities. 

Level 2 Certificate in Esports 

Unit 1 – Esports games, teams and tournaments 

Unit 2 – Establishing an Esports Organisation 

Unit 3 – Streaming for Esports 

Unit 4- Plan for an Esports Event  


There will be the opportunity for all students to regularly participate in a competitive Esports Events and Leagues in a variety of titles. The current games being used by the British Sports Federation are: Overwatch, League of Legends, Valorant, FIFA and Rocket League. 

Why Study Esports with us?

At TRC we pride ourselves in having cutting edge esports facilities on site and staff who are motivated and invested in esports and gaming. Our Esports teachers come from a variety of backgrounds relating to esports, including coaching, computer sciences and competing to a high level in multiple esports titles. We have an ever expanding library of esports titles on various platforms. 

Esports Society (TRC Cobras) – Wednesdays

Esports students will also be able to join the esports society and help run or participate in the college eSports organisation while studying with us. Opportunities such as content creator, shout caster, social media manager, coach, stream production and more are available. These experiences will prepare you for work in industry and also give you an edge in your assignment work and CV to help you succeed. 

Trips and Study Visits

Annual trip to the British Esports Federation Student Championship Finals (Nottingham) 

Potential for more trips based on UK Esports events and conventions 

Visit to/speaker from Sheffield Hallam University and a local employer. 


Fully assessed by coursework. No examinations.

Entry Criteria

Standard Level 2 entry requirements.

Useful Supporting Courses

All students taking Level 2 Esports must take at least 3 other subjects. Esports works well with subjects that require written communication or working with others. Media and English come to mind as strong pairing level 2 qualifications.