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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports

Do you enjoy gaming? Do you love the idea of competitive gaming and the challenge of difficult games? Would you like an understanding of how the professional Esports industry works? Perhaps you’d like a career as a professional gamer or to study Esports at university?

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Games Design and Esports
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-3-national-extended-diploma-in-esports
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Course Information for Students

Do you enjoy gaming?

Do you love the idea of competitive gaming and the challenge of difficult games? Would you like an understanding of how the professional Esports industry works? Perhaps you’d like a career as a professional gamer or to study Esports at university?

Endorsed by The British Esports Association, the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports will give you a solid foundation in understanding how the Esports industry works. The Level 3 National Extended Diploma is a career-focused course with industry endorsement that will enable you to develop your underpinning knowledge, technical and transferable skills and to gain experience in a variety of different sections of the Esports industry.

Equivalent in size to three A-levels, Level 3 National Extended Diploma is designed to be studied as part of a two-year study programme. Studying for the Level 3 National Extended Diploma will allow you access to employment in a wider range of Esports areas. This qualification also offers you the opportunity to progress to further study and higher education.

If you would like to develop a range of skills within the Esports and related industries, then this is the qualification for you.

Typically, you will have at least five GCSEs graded A*- C/9 – 4, including English Language and Maths. Alternatively, you may have equivalent intermediate qualifications at Merit grade or above, along with GCSE grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.

Importantly, a university application will probably require five GCSEs graded C/4 or above, including both English Language and Maths GCSE at grade 4/C or above.

The qualification is equivalent in size to three A-level’s.

You will study four mandatory units:

  • 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
  • Unit 5: Esports Events

The mandatory content allows you to develop your technical skills across the different unit areas. Performance in all units is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. These unit grades are then converted into points and added together to determine the overall grade for the qualification.

Whilst you will attend guided learning directed by tutors, you will also be expected to carry out private independent study and research as well as to prepare and undertake assessments for each unit.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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There are no externally assessed units in this qualification.

All units are internally assessed via various methods:

  • assignments
  • practical projects
  • presentations
  • research activities

As assessments are internally assessed, they are subject to external standards verification processes.

You can progress to higher education degree programmes, such as
a BA (Hons) in Events Management, a BA (Hons) in Media or a BA (Hons) in Esports.

Careers

The primary focus of the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Esports is to allow you to progress to employment across a range of roles.

Jobs that are available in these areas include:

• Esports player

• Team coach

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Programmers and Software Development Professionals

£35002

Programmers and Software Development Professionals

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 21, 2021 12:02 pm