This is the perfect qualification if you are contemplating a career in the Esports industry. It could possibly lead you on to an apprenticeship or into higher education.
The qualification is endorsed by the British Esports Association, meaning it is recognised by employers and will support entry into a range of roles within the industry.
What will you learn?
• Introduction to Esports
• Esports skills, strategies, and analysis
• Enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Esports industry
• Health, wellbeing, and fitness for Esports players
• Esports events
• Live-streamed broadcasting
• Producing an Esports brand
• Video production
• Business applications of Esports in social media
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for you if you would like a career working with computers and you would like to find out more about how computer games are designed and developed. It is ideal if you want to expand your computing skills and open up a range of further study and careers opportunities.
You must have four or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 or equivalent in three or more subjects. You will also need a grade 3 or higher in GCSE English.
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!
Students who complete a qualification in Esports can go on to complete a degree in Esports, or something more broad like Marketing. It may be that you want to enter straight into the world of work and this qualification would help you to secure a higher level apprenticeship in an area like IT, Games Design or Marketing. There is also the opportunity to start your own business through becoming a professional streamer.
Students who complete a qualification in Esports go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Campaign Manager, Caster, Digital Content Creator, Esports Journalist, Esports Specialist or Esports Talent Acquisition Manager.