Level 3 Esports (Electronic Sports)
Graphics, Games Design & Media
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
Computer game enthusiasts can turn your hobby into a career with our Esports course, The course has been designed to support progression into employment in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
The level 3 Esports course is an exciting course aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in the competitive gaming industries by developing the skills needed to succeed in a competitive and professional environment.
Esports (Electronic Sports) is the collective term used to describe competitive gaming at a professional level, with the top Esports players often being the very best in the world at their respective game and the College’s new full-time course will provide an in-depth study of the sector.
Why should I choose the course?
The aim of the course is to develop the skills required to compete at a professional level and prepare you for the top level of gaming. You could go on to lead global teams and earn significant sums in wages and prize money each year.
What will I learn?
You will learn and develop a vast array of key skills including teamwork, communication, leadership skills, confidence building, decision making, reaction times, reading comprehension skills, cyber skills, dexterity, and concentration.
The delivery of the course is through practical workshops, tasks, and group critiques.
There is no exam, and you will be continuously assessed based on the projects that you complete throughout the year. You will receive both verbal and written tutor feedback and will take part in peer assessments.
What will the course lead on to?
The aim of this course is to develop your skills, knowledge, and behaviours to prepare you for progression on to a more specialist level 4 programme of study and then on to employment.
In 2016, the global video game market was valued at £113 billion, and by 2027 the industry is expected to have a revenue forecast of £219 billion. This expected growth within just a decade means that the sector is set to become one of the fastest growing in the world. This growth could see Warrington & Vale Royal College Esports students go on to become players, team coaches, shoutcasters and presenters, social media influencers, video production editors, and data analysts.
Are there any links with industry and university?
As part of your learning experience you may work on a variety of live projects, set by external clients, gaining valuable work experience and having the opportunity to work with real clients will enhance your learning and skills in the sector.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
The course is delivered by highly experienced tutors who have a wealth of industry experience. All teachers are also practicing game enthusiasts with a strong awareness of industry developments. Our tutors have a breadth of specialist knowledge in a wide range of related disciplines within Esports and games development.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will need to have successfully completed a level 2 qualification. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and/or maths, you will undertake a smaller progression level 3 qualification and be required to work towards a GCSE in English and/or maths as part of your study programme.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
The college provides some specialist equipment and materials, but you are expected to purchase your own notepads, folders, and pens. You may also wish to supply your own specialist equipment to use if you prefer. Printing work off in colour may also require a small fee.
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