BTEC INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ESPORTS

2 years

COURSE DURATION

3 A-Levels

QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT

Up to 9 hours

ENRICHMENT PER WEEK

100%

COURSEWORK

GCSE Maths & English

PROGRESSION OR RESITS IF REQUIRED

Pathways

UNIVERSITY, APPRENTICESHIPS, U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS OR EMPLOYMENT

THE CORE QUALIFICATION

The Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports is the core qualifications of our esports industry programme designed for learners in the 16–19 age group, who wish to pursue a career in esports via higher education to access graduate entry employment with businesses, and those who are looking to progress into employment.

Over a 2 year study period, learners will complete seventeen units that provides a wide ranging insight and focus into the exciting world of the esports industry. Endorsed by the British Esports Association and designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher-education providers this qualification ensures that the content is appropriate for progression routes onto higher education (university, U.S. Scholarships), apprenticeships and employment.

Combined with up to nine hours per week of enrichment learning provides students the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills, techniques, personal skills, attributes and experiences essential for successful performance of working life across a range of esports careers.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Ideally learners will need to achieve 5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4 (C) and above (preferably including English & Maths) or Merit overall, achieved from a full level 2 qualification.

WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE GRADES?

If a student does not meet the entry requirements above then they may still enrol onto the course through the ability to demonstrate the ability to succeed in other ways. For example learners may have relevant work experience or specific ampitude shown through diagnostic tests or non-education experience.

TRANSFERABLE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS?

Both the core qualification and our enrichment programme provides learners the opportunity to develop interpersonal, intrapersonal, cognitive and problem-solving skills to enhance their employability.

 

TRANSFERABLE HIGHER EDUCATION SKILLS?

To support learners progression onto university or U.S. scholarships the qualification prepares them by delivering transferable skills such as the ability to learn independently, research actively, methodically and the confidence to deliver presentations and be active group members. 

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Through a combination of both theory, practical and enrichment learning, there will be on-going assessment throughout the course where you will develop a portfolio of evidence. 100% Coursework.

ENHANCE YOUR MATHS AND ENGLISH SKILLS

Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English including re-sitting their GCSE’s should they need to or completing functional skills.

OVERVIEW OF STUDY 

Introduction to Global Esports

Esports Skills

Esports Strategies and Analysis

Market Research for Start Up
Business

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
in the Esports Industry

Health and Wellbeing for Esports
Players

Esports Events

Ethical and Current Issues in
Esports

Live-streamed Broadcasting

Video Production

Esports Branding

Business Applications of Esports
in Social Media

Shoutcasting

Esports Coaching

Psychology for Esports
Performance

Nutrition for Esports
Performance

Corporate Social Responsibility in
Esports

EXAMPLE TIMETABLE

 PLEASE NOTE: This example timetable is to show an example of a typical student lesson plan and may vary depending on location and availability of enrichment opportunities

MONDAY

Enrichment
10am – 12:00pm

BTEC Level 3 Core Qualification
1:30pm – 4:00pm

TUESDAY

Enrichment
10:00am – 12:00pm

GCSE Maths & English Progression
(if required)
10:30am -12:00pm

Enrichment
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Group / Individual Tutorial
3:30pm -4:30pm

WEDNESDAY

BTEC Level 3 Core Qualification
10:00am – 12:30pm

Personal Health & Fitness or Enrichment
2:00pm – 4:00pm

THURSDAY

BTEC Level 3 Core Qualification
10:00am – 12:30PM

Enrichment
2:00pm – 4:00pm

GCSE Maths & English Progression
(if required)
2:00pm – 4:00pm

FRIDAY

BTEC Level 3 Core Qualification
10:00am – 12:30pm

Enrichment
1:00pm – 4:00pm

PATHWAY PROGRESSION ROUTES

UNIVERSITY

Many esports learners decide to progress onto higher education and study for degree in either esports or their chosen field. Universities that offer esports degrees offer amazing hubs, facilities and work placements to provide the experiences to excel in your field.

UNIVERSITY

APPRENTICESHIPS & EMPLOYMENT

Progress onto a intermediate or advanced apprenticeships (12 to 20 months), and gain further qualifications and experience working within the esports industry or jump straight into a fully employed role.

APPRENTICESHIPS & EMPLOYMENT

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

Esports are a vastly growing sport, where more and more colleges and universities in the US are offering scholarships to students. Many learners who aspire to be a pro esports player are now working hard to develop their gaming skills with looking at the prospect and incredible opportunity of studying and playing at some of the best universities in the world.

U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLY NOW – TO JOIN US FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR

Submit your application to receive further information about our post 16 esports education programme along with an invite to our next virtual information event.