ESPORTS

LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3

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AGE
16-18

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LOCATION
BRIGHTON & BEXHILL

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DURATION
3 DAYS PER WEEK

ESPORTS COURSE OVERVIEW

Esports (electronic sports) is competitive video gaming, which is human vs. human, either as individuals or in teams. This course will give you all of the skills and knowledge to make it in Esports and respective creative industries.

Developed in conjunction with the British Esports Association, this course will develop your skillset in a wide range of areas including marketing, events management, business development, media and more.

WHAT WILL I DO ON THE ESPORTS COURSE?

  • Investigating the different types of Esports games
  • Develop and create your own brand and merchandise, as well as establishing your very own esports organisation
  • Plan your own live-stream event
  • Develop skills, strategies and analysis of Esports
  • Taking a close look at enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Esports industry
  • Understanding the importance of health, wellbeing and fitness for Esports players

HOW LEVEL 2 AT DV8 WORKS

Our primary intentions for young people on Level 2 studies are:

a) Securing GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths
b) Achievement of a meaningful vocational Level 2 qualification
c) Excellent preparation for progression to Level 3

Year 1

  • Learners will study a Level 2 Extended Certificate in their vocational area alongside relevant English and/or Maths qualifications (working towards Grade 4 in GCSE)
  • Learners who achieve their GCSE at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in Year 1 will gain immediate progression to Level 3

Year 2

  • Learners who require another retake English and/or Maths qualifications will go onto a second year of Level 2 vocational studies, working to a higher vocational award of Level 2 Diploma
  • Progression to Level 3 will be targeted with the learner and agreed based on English/Maths outcomes and attainment in the vocational area

AT LEVEL 2 I WILL:

• Achieve Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Esports
• Develop underpinning knowledge and technical and transferable skills and gain experience in a variety of different sections of the esports industry
• Explore various roles within the Esports industry
• Progress to Level 3 courses 

LEVEL 2 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A previous Level 1 qualification and/or GCSE Grades 2-3 - subject to interview

HOW LEVEL 3 AT DV8 WORKS

Our primary intentions for young people on Level 3 studies are:

a) Developing meaningful vocational skills based on early stage career progressions goals b) Year 1 is for the completion of a Subsidiary Diploma with a review to going on to a 2nd year of a full Extended Diploma c) To secure between 48 & 144 UCAS tariff points as part of Higher Education progression options

AT LEVEL 3 I WILL:

  • Achieve Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Esports (1st year)
  • Achieve Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports (2nd year)
  • Gain an understanding of live-streamed broadcasting and events management
  • Develop coaching and teaching skills and also skills in psychology and nutrition
  • Progress onto employment across a range of roles within Esports or further study at Higher Education

LEVEL 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A previous Level 2 qualification and/or GCSE Grades 4-9 (inc. English & maths) - subject to interview

EXAM BOARD INFORMATION

WHAT OUR PREVIOUS STUDENTS SAY

It was so amazing getting the chance to turn my hobby into something that I could do for a career! I really enjoyed learning how to build my first set of characters and storyboarding game ideas.
Sarah
Games Student
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