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Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing BA (Hons) Top-Up Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts from September 2024. This course runs for one year full-time and is a Top-Up of the FdA in Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have fully completed an appropriate Level 5 qualification in a relevant/associated subject area. Potential students will be required to undertake an informal discussion with the teaching team.

You will achieve

Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing BA (Hons) Level 6 Top-up Degree, this qualification is validated by Leeds Trinity University.

Awarding Body

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Validated by Leeds Trinity University

UCAS Course Code


Course overview

Coming soon in 2024  – please note that this course listing is for information only. By clicking ‘apply now’ you will be redirected to UCAS, but the course is not yet available on UCAS and you will not yet be able to apply.

The BA (Hons) Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing Top-Up course starts in September 2024, you can start to apply for this course in September 2023. Below you will find out more information about the course, plan your future today.

This exciting new BA (Hons) degree is highly innovative. Students will have the opportunity to work with people with similar interests and aims in this new and exciting area of study, whilst working on knowledge exchange across Esports, education, sport, health, physical activity, coaching and health.

Delivered using our sector-leading Esports facilities, students will develop range of knowledge and skills that should help them embark on an exciting career in an emerging and rapidly expanding global industry.

The programme builds on existing skills and knowledge and supports the development of new and transferable employability skills. No two days are the same and students will focus on skills development and practical application of knowledge using our strong links and network of partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally.

The course is highly inter-disciplinary in nature, meaning that students experience a range of learning and teaching methods, assessments and potential opportunities for further study and employment upon completion.

Course content

The list below sets out how the credit has been assigned across the mandatory units. All units in this qualification are mandatory:

  • Planning Interventions in Education
  • Applied Esports Performance
  • Professional Context Project – based on own study interests in a chosen area of the Esports industry
  • Exercise and Health in the Digital World
  • Dissertation – double-weighted research project based on own study interests

Assessment will be varied and devised by tutors to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include digital resources, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research and group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.

You will need writing materials, paper, pens and folders. Students will require suitable practical kit (including suitable indoor and outdoor footwear). Students will require a reliable storage device (e.g. USB). Access to a computer and an internet connection at home would be an advantage. Students are advised to bring laptops, tablets or smart devices to support learning that takes place in lessons. Students will be required to purchase branded kit for practical, community and/or industry-related work.

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It is anticipated that some students may progress on to undertake related post-graduate degrees such as MA, MRes or MSc. Students may well take alternative post graduate qualifications in, for example, teaching such as PGCEs or similar. The skills developed through the course are transferable into a range of employment scenarios and students will be given support in aiding smooth progression into a variety of industries and careers.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year for those that enrol in September 2024. £6,165* per year for those that enrol in September 2025 (*maximum fee per year is subject to approval)

Extra information

We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.


As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan. See the Government website for up-to-date details.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

Apply online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing BA (Hons) Top-Up Full-time

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