The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This suite of qualifications includes a breadth of transferrable skills that enable learners to experience esports in different areas to aid their progression to employment, directly or via further study. Esports offers a unique opportunity to deliver a curriculum that teaches concepts in the context of multiple skills and subject areas at once. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning, skills which are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace. Learners must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful
The BTEC Level 3 in Esports is an intermediate qualification for post-16 learners who want to specialise in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role. It prepares learners for work or an Apprenticeship by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. The qualification also provides progression to Level 4 qualifications.
Developed in close conjunction with leading employers, the BTEC Level 3 in Esports develops transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression once the learner is working. At the core of this qualification is the concept of preparing young people for the working world. Through practical activities and occupationally-fit-for-purpose assessments, learners will gain the skills and behaviours needed for sustainable employment.
Students will study a variety of units for example, entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry, branding, managing an event, live steam broadcasting/shoutcasting, games design, health and wellbeing within esports.
|Mode of Study: full time|
|Duration: 1 year|
|Awarding/validation body: Pearson Edexcel|
Representing the college as part of the Esports college team and participating in competitions.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
As the industry continues to grow around the world, more jobs and career pathways are being created in esports, creating a demand for people with specific skills.
Here is a snapshot of some of the different roles within the industry:
- Coach – including fitness trainers, nutritionists, psychologists
- PR/Marketing executive
- Sales/partnerships manager
- Business management
- Production crew
- Shoutcaster / host
- Journalist/content creator
- Product Manager
- Community/Social Media Manager
- Event Manager
- Professional esports player
All assessments are internal
Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);
Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 1 or above by College assessment.
Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.
A satisfactory reference may also be requested.
How To Apply
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