Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Esports

Further Details
Course Code
LP01423
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, This is a 2 year full time course.
Department
Sport & Fitness
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
If you want to transform gaming from a hobby to your career, this is the course for you!

Esports is the term used for organised competitive gaming. It is a fast growing global industry in its own right that offers a huge variety of career opportunities. According to Newzoo's Global Esports and Live Streaming Market report, the esports industry is expected to reach the $1.084 billion mark in 2021, representing growth of more than 14 percent for the esports industry.

The Level 3 qualification in esports has been developed to meet the growing demand for transferable skills in the new digital economy, skills like teamwork, leadership, communication, skills in strategic thinking, problem solving and analysis.

The esports course offers a unique opportunity to study an emerging sector that combines subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise and media. It provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that are highly valued in today's employment market.

You will complete a range of projects over the year which adapt traditional knowledge from the worlds of business, sport, media, and combine them with skills in esports, playing skills, coaching skills, social media skills and many more.

Many of your classes will take place in our new, purpose built and designed esports classroom; fitted out with high specification gaming PCs along with peripherals from our sponsor, HyperX. The classroom has been designed to represent an esports environment with display screens to showcase gaming and live streaming, LED lighting and our esports brand.

There is also the opportunity to compete in a team at the college, where you will be entered into the ‘Champs’, the British Esports Association Championships, competing against teams from other colleges on Rocket League, League of Legends and Overwatch.
You are assessed using a range of vocational assessments – both practical and written. These methods mean you can showcase your learning and achievements to best effect when you take your next step, whether that’s applications to higher education courses or potential employers.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths or English/ Welsh (1st Language).

For progression learners completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass level is required.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
The qualification is aimed at learners who want to progress to a range of employment and progression opportunities in the entertainment technology market, including: journalism, media production, games development, virtual reality, events management and of course the specialist professions within the esports industry as a player, coach, analyst, shoutcaster, influencer or esports referee, progression can be achieved possibly via an apprenticeship, or through entry into higher education.

This qualification also offers learners the opportunity to progress into more traditional business, team management, arts management, advertising, marketing, merchandising, software development, hosting and presenting, social media promotion and management.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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