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Esports

Reading College is an approved centre for University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

The esports industry is a global phenomenon, valued at over £1.5 billion and projected to exceed £2.5 billion by 2025. With an audience of more than 540 million people worldwide, esports is now worth more than the music and film industries combined. Major events like the League of Legends World Championship can attract more than 100 million viewers, surpassing the Super Bowl, and online platforms such as Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming collectively attract over 1 billion hours of watch time each month. 

High-profile investors include Drake, Post Malone, and Michael Jordan, while top content creators such as Ninja, Ludwig, Disguised Toast, and Moist Critical actively compete in, own or co-own their own esports organisations.  

Activate Learning offers comprehensive Level 2 and Level 3 Esports & Digital Media courses designed to prepare students for a thriving career in the esports industry. Our programs are delivered using the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology and the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology. These courses cover a wide range of topics, from foundational skills in live stream broadcasting, content creation, and basic game design, to advanced studies in esports coaching and psychology, social media marketing, graphic design, and event management. 

Both levels emphasise project-based learning, real-world experience, and networking opportunities. Students engage in practical projects and hands-on activities, gaining a thorough understanding of the technical and creative aspects of the esports ecosystem. The curriculum is constantly updated to reflect industry trends, ensuring that students acquire the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills, preparing them for immediate entry into the industry or further education. 

If you have any questions for us, or if you would like to speak to someone about this opportunity, please get in touch!

University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.