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This programme has been designed for learners who have a keen interest in Esports, but need to retake English and maths and gain a grade 4 in these subject areas. The programme has 2 levels; the first of which is an Award option, where learners might require 2 years to progress to our L3 provision, and the second pathway is a Diploma option, designed for learners who are hoping to make the step to L3 in one year.
Entry requirements for this pathway are grade 2 or above in both English and maths.
We will use baseline assessments during the induction phase to ensure the learner is on the correct pathway and ensure we keep parents and guardians informed of our decisions during this time.
The programme encompasses a wide range of transferable skills, enabling you to not only experience different areas of the Esports sector, but other associated sectors, aiding the progression into our L3 provision, and then into employment or Higher Education.
The course will include units such as:
- Esports Games, Teams and Tournaments
- Establishing an Esports Organisation
- Streaming for Esports
- Plan for an Esports Event
- Start an Enterprise in Esports
- Positive Health and Well-being in Esports
All learners on the Esports programme will have the opportunity to be apart of our SGS Esports Academy, FirstShot. The Esports Academy will provide opportunities for learners to receive high level Esports coaching, participate in inter-college competitions and compete in both the AOC and British Esports competitions and leagues. National competitions will be played from the gaming hub in the SGS Brunel Centre and you will compete within the following games titles:
- League of Legends
- Rocket League
This Level 1/Level 2 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the City of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations.
How will I know how I am doing?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress, tracked against your expected grade and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions, all of which will be submitted online. Learners are given regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
How will I learn?
This programme is 100% coursework based. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course. The types of assessment methods range from writing reports and creating a brand, through to delivering practical sessions and formal presentations.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths.You must have GCSEs at grade 2 or above, in both English and maths for this pathway option. English and maths skills will also be developed holistically within the core programme through a range of activities such as data analysis. Depending upon the learners entry qualifications, this pathway will have Functional Skills or GCSE embedded into the timetable. If a learner has a grade 2 in English or maths, they will be placed on a Functional Skills retake, whereas if a learner has a grade 3 in English or maths, they will be placed on a GCSE retake.
Possible careers and salaries include: Social Media Manager - £23,000 - £75,000 Web Content Creator/ Editor - £22,000 - £37,250 Video Editing - £18,000 - £45,000 Esports Player Esports Coach And many more… Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity.
The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry. Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
This course will provide you with the opportunity to progress onto our L3 programmes , as well as providing you with the basic skills for the industry.
Possible careers and salaries include:
- Video Editing - £18,000 - £45,000
- Web Content Creator/ Editor - £22,000 - £37,250
- Event Management - £17,000 - £80,000
- Esports Player
- E-Sports Coach
course information last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2024 @ 10.52am (10 hours ago)