A GAMING programme at Coleg Cambria is attracting new learners from across the region to try their hand at Esports. 

The popular Esports programme has grown in popularity, with more and more wanting to get involved in the course at the state-of-the-art facility in Deeside.

Students can complete modules in areas such as Games Design, Live-Streamed Broadcasting, Producing an Esports Brand, and Video Production as part of the Level 2 Diploma. 

In addition to that, a further Level 3 Diploma in Esports – Digital Marketing and Enterprise has been developed.

Esports is a booming multi-billion dollar sector, and the college even has its own squad, the Cambria Chimeras competing – and winning – in the prestigious British Esports Student Championships.


Esports lecturer Lauren Crofts, herself a keen video gamer, said: “The feedback has been amazing since the start, and for me personally to be lecturing in something I’m so passionate about is amazing.

“Esports is a big industry and it’s only going to get bigger and bigger, so for Cambria to be at the forefront of educating the next generation of competitive gamers and workers in relevant industries, puts us in a really strong position.”

She added: “The courses have more than 40 students across two years, and we can only see that growing given the amount of interest there has been.

“My colleagues and I will keep developing and guiding the learners toward careers that will capitalise on the skills they’re gaining here, because the UK is beginning to catch up with other parts of the world in realising this is a legitimate, sustainable, long-term opportunity for young people to explore and thrive in.”

The two-year programmes were created by the British Esports Association and awarding body Pearson.

Graduates are expected to progress on to a higher education or become self-employed and launch their own streaming channel or content platform.

According to the British Esports Association, the industry has created many thousands of new jobs around the world, a number which is rising all the time.

Cambria’s Curriculum Director Suzanne Barnes said their academic offering is forever evolving to meet the needs of industry and advances in technology, supported by leading manufacturer and international retailer of esports peripherals, HyperX, which sponsors the course.