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Insight into Esports Certificate Level 1

Level 1 - Introductory

Insight into Esports Certificate Level 1

What is Esports? Esports (or electronic sports) is a term used to describe competitive video gaming.

It's different from standard video gaming in that esports is competitive (human-vs-human) and usually has an engaging spectator element to it, like traditional sports. Esports tournaments usually consist of amateur or professional gamers competing against one another for a cash prize. For example, League of Legends pits five players against another five in a virtual battle arena, while shooters like Call of Duty and Counter-Strike can also be played competitively. Think of esports as competitive video gaming where skill and professionalism is celebrated. The pro gamers who play at this level know the games inside out, much like a professional footballer or athlete would in their respective fields.

Players can either play one-on-one against one another (in games like FIFA and Street Fighter), or in teams. For example, in Halo, two teams of four play off against each other, while in Overwatch, two teams of six compete. Rules and strategies can differ greatly depending on the game in question.


What will you study?

  • Being Organised in Esports
  • Developing a Career Plan
  • Playing Sport
  • Organising Esports Events
  • Branding Esports Teams
  • Creating a Website



Sutton Coldfield College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

You will need to have achieved or be working at a minimum of Entry Level 3 English.

The Esports course is assessed via portfolio/coursework there is no Exam element.

GCSE English and Maths will have an exam.

When you have completed this course you can either progress to the level 2 qualification or you can progress onto another College Career pathways options or an apprenticeship.

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

Unit 5: Start an Enterprise in Esports

Unit 6: Design an Esports Game

Unit 7: Positive Health and Well-being in Esports

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