Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams and is a fast-growing global industry. This qualification includes a breadth of transferrable skills that enable learners to explore Esports in different areas to aid their progression to employment, directly or via further study. The course provides an opportunity to develop a range of transferable workplace skills, as learners must apply strategy, communication, skill and teamwork to be successful, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector.
Level 1 in ICT or 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 3.
What can I do when I finish?
The course 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 as well as providing progression to Level 3 qualifications such as Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Esports, Information Technology, Creative Media, Sport, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Business. The qualification is endorsed by The British Esports Association as being suitable for learners wanting to work in this industry. This means that it will be recognised by employers in a range of roles. Successful completion of this qualification could also lead to being fully prepared to progress to an apprenticeship in the related sector, for example, in events, digital marketing or creative media.
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What will I do?
Learners taking this qualification will study the following which allow learners to develop their technical skills across the different areas, supported by underpinning knowledge.
Esports Games, Teams and Tournaments
Establishing an Esports Organisation
Streaming for Esports
Plan an Esports Event
The content allows assessment relating to the Esports industry. Communication skills are developed throughout the units, and students can also enhance their broader skills in ICT, while literacy and numeracy skills are also developed throughout.
This qualification will demand a lot of practical work from you. You will need to:
• complete a range of units
• research a range of topics
• be organised
• take assessments that will demonstrate your technical and practical skills
• keep a portfolio of your assignments.
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