COURSE CODE: 4025

Esports Gaming Level 3

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE

Embark on an exciting journey in the fast-growing world of Esports Gaming with the Level 3 course at Shipley College. This cutting-edge qualification bridges the gap between games and sports, providing you with a diverse range of skills and disciplines.

If you're a passionate gamer looking to turn your hobby into a profession, this course is perfect for you. You'll develop essential transferable skills like communication, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and strategic planning. From mastering Esports skills and exploring the world of enterprise, live events, and branding, to understanding shoutcasting, nutrition, psychology, and corporate responsibility in Esports, this course covers it all.

Upon successful completion, you can pursue university study in exciting fields like Esports, sports coaching, media broadcasting, journalism, or events management. Alternatively, you can enter the workforce equipped with the skills and knowledge to excel in related industries. Join us at Shipley College and seize the incredible opportunities awaiting you in the dynamic world of Esports Gaming.

More about this course

Featured Modules

Skills and Strategies - hone your skills on a game of your choice

Shoutcasting - Commentate on your favourite games

Coaching - Teach others how to improve their gameplay with your specialist knowledge

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English & maths. If you do not have grade 4 or above in both subjects, the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 or a full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths & English grades equivalent to those stated above. Students with grade 3 in either English or maths will be expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

A positive attitude and a keen interest in sports and gaming at interview, you will be invited to attend a taster session to find out more and complete a summer task.

Progression Information

Progression after studying the Level 3 qualification can include job opportunities in areas such as: an Esports player, team coach, social media influencer, shoutcaster and presenter, video production editor or data analyst.

The qualification attracts UCAS tariff points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to entry requirements for many related courses such as: BA (Hons) in Events Management, BA (Hons) in Media or BA (Hons) in Esports.

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This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
Esports is a rapidly growing sector and fast becoming a very big global industry ($1.72billion USD in 2023, predicted to grow to $6.75billion USD by 2030). There is a lot of scope within the region for self-employment and people running their own successful Esports-related businesses. Alongside gaming, technology and marketing, this course teaches other transferrable skills, including how to set up and run your own business, alongside subjects like ethics within the Esports industry and sustainability. As the industry is growing year on year, there is more need than ever for potential employees within the industry.
Trips And Visits
Students on this course worked with Team EndPoint, a local Esports team based in Sheffield, to visit their HQ and learn more about their business.Throughout the year we have had numerous guest lectures from a variety of industry professionals.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know
We have worked with a variety of different employers across the different units that we teach in Esports. For our "Shoutcasting" Unit we worked with professional Esports shoutcaster Tim "AceOfPyrite" Leaver. He has been a professional shoutcaster travelling the globe commentating on top tier professional Esports.We also work with Jamie "Jamboo" Rigden, an ex-professional and now full time EA FC Content creator and professional coach. He has helped influence the live stream broadcasting and coaching units we teach, as well as giving us feedback on the Esports industry as a whole.We work with Team Endpoint, one of the biggest Esport teams in the UK - We will be doing annual trips to their HQ to show students a live Esport team in action as well as Endpoint helping us with our Enterprise and Enterpreneurship units. We also work with local grassroots Esports team "Nocturnal Esports" who helped influence the "introduction to Esports" unit we teach at the start of the year and students will be doing work placements with Nocturnal.
Former Students
Competed in the British Esports Students Championships
A Favourite Moment Of Last Year Was
Our visit from Tim Leaver, acclaimed Rainbow 6 shoutcaster who gave a presentation and workhopped with our students

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