Esports Management

Level 3

This course takes your passion for competitive gaming and teaches you how to turn it into a viable career in a number of different roles including team coach, tournament marketing, shoutcasting and more.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at 4-9 (C-A*) including English


Two years


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Available at

Available at Access Sport in Birmingham

We’ve partnered with one of the world’s most successful esports brands, Fnatic.

With more Tier 1 tournament wins than any other esports team, over $16 million in prize money wins, 33 million fans on social media and the status of third most watched team globally, they’re a great company to link up with as an education partner.

We’re working closely with them to bring our esports students webinars and industry guest speakers, networking events with Fnatic staff, professionals and other students, an exclusive Discord community and discounts and prizes for esports tournaments.

By studying with us, you too can benefit from this incredible partnership.

When you join esports at ACC, you also get the chance to try out for your local ACES esports team.

Our ACES teams compete in a wide range of exciting tournaments, including popular titles like League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant. With each campus having its own ACES arm, you’ll be part of a vibrant community with like-minded individuals, fostering camaraderie and friendly competition.

Established in 2020, we are proud partners of the British Esports Federation and actively compete in their renowned national esports league, the British Esports Student Champs.

Find out more about this incredible opportunity.

An introduction to esports, including a range of topic areas that support different aspects of the industry.

Learn esports strategies and statistics, an introduction to the marketing, promotion and branding elements of esports, producing content and also the strategic areas of games design.

Build on the first year’s topics, further expanding all areas. 

Understand specific branding content, computer networks which events will run on, shoutcasting and streaming, as well as further aspects of health and wellbeing.

Develop your esports coaching skills using your knowledge of esports strategies and analysis.

You will also put your skills to the test as part of our national esports team, ACES.


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At least four GCSEs at grades 4-9, or C-A* including English (other grades will be considered on a case by case basis).


GoLive is a core part of your study programme, developing your wider skills for work and life. We help you to reach your potential and find your path to the next big step, be that a degree, further training or the world of work.


If you are 16-18 and don’t already have GCSE Grades 4 or above in mathematics and/or English Literature or Language, it will be compulsory for you to do a GCSE level maths and/or English course alongside your studies with us. Learn more here.


Go on to university or straight into industry. Career opportunities include Event Organiser, Coach and Analyst, Streamer/influencer, Community Manager, Digital Marketer and much more.


A range of student-friendly offers are available in partnership with WEX. These vary by store so check in with your local branch to see what support they can provide you as an ACC learner.

Fees and Funding

Manchester 16-18*


Manchester 19+*

£0 – £2,882

All other campuses 16-18*


All other campuses 19+

£0 – £2,882


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