When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Tutor TBC ITC HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code K24ITCD02A
  • Suitable For This course is free for 16-18s

What you will learn

Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This suite of qualifications has been developed to meet this upcoming demand for skills in esports. The qualifications include a breadth of transferable skills that enable learners to experience different areas of esports to aid their progression to employment, either directly or via further study. Esports offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and the creatives. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning. These are skills that are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace. Learners must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful. Learners taking this qualification will study three optional and four mandatory units.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Esports
  • Unit 2: Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Unit 3: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Unit 4: Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Esports [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

In class delivery. All course materials such as assignment briefs, notes, handouts, videos, links to content will be available online and accessible via Teams.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification (Merit or Distinction) in a related subject.

What you need to know before you enrol

You do not need to have prior knowledge of - or experience in - Esports as a subject prior to applying, we will teach you what you need to know! If you have not achieved a grade 4 in both English and Maths at GCSE, you will need to study these qualifications alongside your Esports course here at Morley College North Kensington. You need to be aware that this is a fast-moving, proactive and forward-thinking course placing you at the centre of contemporary media industry education, as such, you will be expected to put time in outside of course hours to achieve a high standard of work.

What you need

You need a positive, can-do attitude with plenty of enthusiasm for the creative industries. You will be eager to learn, bursting with potential and ready to challenge your understanding of the world in which we live. Collaboration will be necessary as a part of this program, so you will be capable of playing a key role in group work. You will need access to a computer at home, and ideally a form of gaming console (this can include PC).

What you can do next

On completion of this qualification, learners can progress onto the BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma in Esports (equivalent in size to 3 A levels).