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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.

TThe BTEC Level 2 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 3 qualifications. Developed in close conjunction with leading employers, the BTEC Level 2 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..

What will you learn?

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter employment or further study. This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement enabling learners to develop underpinning knowledge and technical and transferable skills that gain experience in a variety of different sections of the Esports industry

What will you learn?

Who is the course aimed at?

The qualification is aimed at learners who are looking to progress to further education. It offers learners the opportunity to study esports alongside English and Mathematics media. The qualification is endorsed by The British Esports Association as being suitable for learners as an introduction to esports.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
  • Entry Requirements Arrow down

    You will need four or more GCSE grades 9-3 or equivalent in three or more subjects with a minimum of grade 3 in GCSE English and Maths.

  • Experiences Arrow down

    This course will provide you with the opportunity to take part in trips to EGX London, the biggest gaming event of the year. You will be able to visit panels featuring the biggest names in gaming and hear all about unreleased games and technology, as well as play some of those games yourself! Within the college, you’ll be able to take part in the Upskilling Programme which will feature gaming and coding clubs, as well as our Esports Team, the Wilberforce Wolves!

  • Progression Arrow down

    Ideally you would be keen to join our Level 3 programme in Esports or ICT to further develop the skills you have learned.

  • Outcomes Arrow down

    Students who complete a qualification in IT go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Community manager, Event Manager, Programmer, Social Media, Organisation manager to name a few.

  • What can I study alongside? Arrow down

    This is a Level 2 pathway and so will accommodate your full timetable.

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