Would you like to start a career in the world of Esports? Pro Gamer? Shoutcaster? Cyber Security? This course is perfect for you! We've partnered with Wolves Esports which will enable students to benefit from stadium tours, interaction with professional teams, guest speaker talks and work experience opportunities. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the Esports industry, from the organisation of competitive gaming events to the various roles involved, such as players, coaches, shoutcasters, and tournament analysts. You'll get hands-on experience with real-world tournaments and have the opportunity to develop and manage your own online Esports events, complete with shoutcasters, coaches, presenters, and stream managers. Esports is a unique field that bridges multiple areas of study, including sports, marketing, enterprise, IT, and the creative arts. This Level 3 BTEC Esports course provides an opportunity to develop a range of skills that are highly valued in today's rapidly changing job market. It also offers UCAS Tariff points and is recognised by higher education institutions as meeting entry requirements for various related degree programmes. Upon completion of the full-time two-year programme, you can go on to pursue a higher degree, such as in events management, media, business, IT or esports.
You should have a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Sport (ideally at Merit standard) or NVQ Level 2 in a related area. You'll also need to come in for a chat about the course. A criminal records check is needed for you to attend school and community programme placements.
Students on this course will benefit from the incredible new partnership between the college and Wolves Esports. The BTEC Level 3 Esports course typically covers a range of subjects related to the Esports industry, including:
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Esports course may also include practical experience and hands-on projects, such as live tournaments, creating and managing your own Esports events, or working with real-world clients and stakeholders. The goal is to provide students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the Esports industry and the skills required to succeed in this field.
Once you gain your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports qualification, the esports industry offers a variety of job opportunities, including:
These are just a few of the many job opportunities available in the esports industry. As the industry continues to grow, new roles and opportunities are likely to emerge.
In the UK, there are a number of universities that offer courses related to esports and the gaming industry. Some of the options include:
These courses generally cover a range of topics, including game design and development, esports management, marketing and sponsorship, event management, and technology and equipment. They may also provide hands-on experience and practical projects, such as live tournaments, working with clients and stakeholders, and creating and managing your own esports events.