The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Esports is a one year course, equivalent to an A level. This is a very exciting course and is designed for post-16 learners who would like to develop their skills and understanding of event management, sports, social platforms, creative industries and business and enterprise.
The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry which is fast growing and will be worth 3.1 billion pounds by 2025. 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.More about STEM
Who is this course for?This qualification is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress to employment in the esports industry and other related industries, via an apprenticeship or higher education.
Entry RequirementsLearners should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and Maths.
Assessment TypesAll units are internally assessed and assessment is in the form of assignments and projects.
- Introduction to Esports
- Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
- Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
- Develop your social and communication skills
- Event organisation and management
- Develop problem solving, decision making and multitasking skills
- Become a strong team player
- Promote leadership skills
- Broadcasting and game design
On completion of this course students can continue into higher education, industry related employment or higher apprenticeship.
There is a wide variety of job roles learners may choose to pursue, some of them are:
- Professional Gaming
- Team Coaching
- Product Management
- PR and Marketing
- Data Analysis
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