As a growing subject area, esports represents an opportunity to engage a whole new audience of students. We want to help them build essential leadership skills through their passion for this new, exciting and truly dynamic subject.

Which is why we have developed our Level 3 Esports Qualification.

Having grown rapidly in popularity in recent years, esport is now a popular discipline with people of all ages – and the start of a potential career path for young people to aspire towards.

Esports provide participants with the opportunity to compete in a variety of video games with and against people from all over the world. By working as a team to overcome challenges, build their skills and develop winning tactics, esports players go through many of the same emotions and experiences as players of traditional sports.

In essence, esport is another great way of engaging a brand new cohort of learners to become leaders through a subject they feel passionately about.

Our formally recognised Level 3 qualification – the first of its kind in the UK – has been developed in partnership with the College of Esports with today’s education landscape in mind. We want to empower all students with the skills they need to thrive in the future and esports is a great way to do this.

By developing essential leadership skills – Communication, Teamwork, Self-Belief, Problem Solving and Self-Management – learners will grow their confidence in leading and supporting others through esports activities and events. These are skills which can be applied to all areas of their lives, helping them play an active role in their community (both online and offline!), with the possibility of becoming positive catalysts for change in society.

The Level 3 Qualification in Esports Leadership consists of seven mandatory units that will help learners take the theoretical knowledge they have of the subject area and apply it in the context of esports activities. These units are: -

Esports Units

Why should learners take on Esports Leadership?

  • It helps them build essential skills that they can use throughout their lives
  • Leadership skills help students feel more confident and resilient to challenge, both in social and academic situations
  • In combination with wider study programmes, Esports Leadership helps learners apply their knowledge to real-life situations
  • A ready-made, easy to deliver framework enables students to deliver structured activities and events to their peers or community
  • Extensive resources help tutors deliver engaging and educational sessions to aid student progression
  • Students gain a recognised qualification with tangible skills to bolster their CVs
  • Opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support

How can you get involved?

If you’d like to be one of the pioneer schools or Centres to deliver Esports Leadership, click the link below to tell us a bit more about your school or Centre and register your interest – we’ll be in touch soon to discuss what happens next.

Register your Interest in Esports Leadership

Esport has the potential to help us create the leaders of tomorrow. Let’s start tomorrow, today.

  • Esports Leadership

Esports provide young people with a perfect environment for building essential leadership skills, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.

Developed in partnership with the College of Esports, our new qualification represents a unique way to engage a whole new audience of learners in developing essential leadership skills.

Download the full qualification specification to find out more or click here to register your interest.

College of Esports bio

Our Esports Leadership Lead

Kathryn Holland-Heathers

Kathryn Holland-Heathers

As our Market Development Manager, Kathryn oversees the launch of our new leadership qualifications and programmes. She has enjoyed a long relationship with SLQ and Sports Leaders having completed the Community Sports Leader Award as a student.

Kathryn can be contacted via email at

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