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HNC Esports (Management & Production)

Course title

Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Esports

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Why study this course?

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Esports is a Level 4 vocational qualification. Successful completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:

Entering employment

Continuing existing employment

Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates

Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Progressing to university

You will work on a series of assignments based on real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop the practical knowledge and skills, employers and universities are looking for.

The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Esports builds underpinning core skills effectively, preparing students for further subject specialisation at Level 5. They will gain a wide range of sector knowledge that is tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Who is it suitable for?

Those looking to have more ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies, and anyone interested in Esports and the wider sectors connected to the working industry

Length of course

One year

Compulsory modules

401 – Esports Ecosystem (Core)

402 – Skills and Tactics Analysis (Core)

403 – Event planning and Delivery (Core)

404 – Planning an Esports Project (Core)

All units are 15 credits for HNC.

Optional modules

406 – Branding and Sponsorship (Optional)*

407 – Tournament Operations (Optional)*

409 – Streaming and Broadcasting (Optional)*

410 – On-Air Talent (Optional)*

*optional units are subject to change.

All units are 15 credits for HNC.


You will attend College two days per week where you will participate in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, group work, presentations, and practical activities.

A range of resources are available including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials posted on the college virtual learning environment and a range of open source software.


There are no exams. You will engage in a range of learning and assessment styles and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting individual and group work.

Work-based assignments are encouraged. Apprentices and others in employment are encouraged to engage with their own practice and to share knowledge and expertise with others through activities such as group work and presentations.

Example modes of assessments include written assignments, presentations, case studies, reflective portfolio entries, problem-based learning, reflective journals, seminars, independent studies, workplace investigations, self-evaluation/needs analysis, evaluations, literature critiques.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: CESP

If your qualification(s) are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7607.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points

A Level 3 vocational qualification in a relevant subject at grade PPP or above, or 1 A Level with one in a related area

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 – 4) in Maths and English Language

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Start date

September 2024


September 2024 course timetable to be confirmed


September 2024 course timetable to be confirmed

Course fee

Full Time: £5,995

HE Loan available to eligible applicants.

Should any applicants have questions or queries concerning finance, please contact Admissions for further guidance:

Phone: 0121 602 7607

Or via the live chat facility on the College’s website

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Full Time available for 2024 entry

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