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 modern workplace.
The qualification is aimed at learners who want to progress to employment in the esports industry, possibly via an apprenticeship, or who may aspire to enter higher education. The qualification is endorsed by the British Esports Association as being suitable for learners that want to work in the industry. This means that it will be recognised by employers and will support entry into the industry in a range of roles.
The mandatory content allows learners to develop their technical skills across the different unit areas, supported by underpinning knowledge, and provides the opportunity for learners to relate these to the Esports industry. Jobs that are available after this qualification are:
- Esports player
- Team Coach
- Social Media Influencer
- Data Analyst
Entry requirements: 5 GCSE Grades 4-9 including Maths 4 and English 5 minimum.