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Offered at

Dearne Valley College

Esport is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the world. Esport is a fusion of gaming, business, events and health & wellbeing subjects brought together under one roof.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses are a brilliant blend of Computing, Business Studies and Sports, so you’re equipped with the best chance for your dream career in the rapidly expanding Esport sector.
We also have courses available in Computing and Digital and Games Animation.

Dearne Valley College has invested heavily in new Esport facilities in order to give you the experience you deserve at College. Our high specification can run the most demanding of Esport experiences. This coupled with our retro console area, our motivational learning spaces and access to our gym and wellbeing facilities makes Deane Valley College an excellent choice to pursue a career in this fast moving industry.

Esports allows you to express your passion for gaming and apply it to a multitude of roles within this developing and exciting industry.

Our programmes encourage you to develop skills in gaming and equip you with the skills for success across a whole range of supporting roles within the industry. Completing our Level 3 course also opens the door to exciting degree level studies across a range of curriculum. Core units of study at all levels include: Introduction to Esport, Esport Skills, Strategy and Analysis, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Esport, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Live Streaming, Branding, Social Media, Shoutcasting and Esports Coaching.

Our brand new facilities include cutting edge hardware, software and networking capabilities so you can set up, stream and succeed in downloading your fantastic future.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Computing and Digital

  • Level 2

    Computing Technologies
    Games and Animation

  • Level 3

    Computing Technologies
    Games and Animation
    Information and Cyber Security Practices

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Games Design

  • Level 6

    BSc (Hons) in Computing

What our students say

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle

“The course challenges me to work harder and is helping me to pursue my dream of being an underwater welder.”

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Kyle Maguire Level 2 Fabrication and Welding, former student at Winterhill School

“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy