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Esports Foundation and National Extended Diploma

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 9 September 2024
Cornwall College St Austell - 9 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
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ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Esports Foundation and National Extended Diploma

Esports Courses in Cornwall The Esports industry is a fast-growing global industry with revenue projected to reach £1.5 billion in 2022 with more than 450 million viewers tuning in during 2021. This is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industries in the world!

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports is a two year, coursework and synoptic assessed course that is highly practical and ensures learners have the skills needed to move onto university or directly into industry. A breadth of Esports skills and careers are explored throughout the two year programme to allow you to choose a range of pathways for your progression. These include but are not limited to sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and the creative industry. You will also have the opportunity to host various Esports events as well as testing your gaming skills against other competitive players.

You will have access to Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Animate, After effects and more...3d modelling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. Game engines like Construct 3 and Ue4 and learn to work with the latest gadgets like the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System as well as out television studio for broadcasting live Esports events.

If you want to join the next generation of Esports players, coaches, broadcasters, shoutcasters, events managers, business managers and computer managers then this is the course for you.

The course is split into two one year courses which make up the full qualification. The Esports BTEC National Foundation Diploma is the 1st year of study and once this is completed learners return for the 2nd year Esports National Extended Diploma .

What you will learn

Whilst studying on the two year course you will develop skills across a range of platforms including Esports events management, coaching, gaming strategies and analysis, business applications, enterprise and entrepreneurship, computer networking, games design, broadcasting, shoutcasting and so much more!

Entry requirements

We expect four GCSE’s at grade 4 and above, one of which should be in either English or maths. You will also need to attend either a face to face or phone interview with the Study Programme Manager. Portfolios of work can be presented or emailed at interview alongside any other certificates, qualifications or experience you feel is beneficial for us to know about. For those students that don’t quite meet the entry requirements we also run a one year, Level 2 UAL course in Media, Games & Photography designed to feed directly into the Games course the following year.

Work experience

Work experience could include games retail or journalism, supporting a games design team at a company in Cornwall or beyond, 3D modelling for artists and clients, supporting live game events such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, British Esports championships, Tech South West Esports events and so much more!

Assessment

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes
a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. For these
qualifications, there are two main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: internal and
synoptic.

Progression

Learners achieving the full two year qualification can progress internally onto our FdA Games Design for Industry course or onto a wide range of other higher education programmes, including Esports, Business Management, Sports Coaching, Computing, Social Media Management, Journalism and Broadcasting or work to pursue a career as an Esports player or content streamer

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Whilst studying on the two year course you will develop skills across a range of platforms including Esports events management, coaching, gaming strategies and analysis, business applications, enterprise and entrepreneurship, computer networking, games design, broadcasting, shoutcasting and so much more!

We expect four GCSE’s at grade 4 and above, one of which should be in either English or maths. You will also need to attend either a face to face or phone interview with the Study Programme Manager. Portfolios of work can be presented or emailed at interview alongside any other certificates, qualifications or experience you feel is beneficial for us to know about. For those students that don’t quite meet the entry requirements we also run a one year, Level 2 UAL course in Media, Games & Photography designed to feed directly into the Games course the following year.

Work experience could include games retail or journalism, supporting a games design team at a company in Cornwall or beyond, 3D modelling for artists and clients, supporting live game events such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, British Esports championships, Tech South West Esports events and so much more!

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. For these qualifications, there are two main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: internal and synoptic.

Learners achieving the full two year qualification can progress internally onto our FdA Games Design for Industry course or onto a wide range of other higher education programmes, including Esports, Business Management, Sports Coaching, Computing, Social Media Management, Journalism and Broadcasting or work to pursue a career as an Esports player or content streamer

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Dates & Locations

16-19
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £2882.00* - FREE for school leavers
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £4670.00* - FREE for school leavers
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

    MORE INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT
    Information for School Leavers
    Information for ages 19+
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    For 9 September 2024 start date
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