Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

Do you love Gaming? Is that something you are passionate about? Do you want to make a career out of it?

Then, this course is for you! We have a dedicated brand new state of the art Gaming Hub fitted with the very best equipment (Razer, MSi, Asus, Playsation, etc…)

Esports is part of a multi billion pound global industry with no physical barriers.

In 2020, 1200 people were directly employed in the Gaming industry, that;s without all the jobs that are linked to Gaming! This is a growing number.

You have real career prospects in the UK, US, Asia, Europe and many more!

This qualification will enable you to work into the Esports industry. You can also work in Football or Rugby for example as a Data Analyst or other sports You can also work in marketing, or take on a technology based career. It is an opportunity to upskill and progress your career into this new area of business . After graduation from college, you could also apply for higher education or foundation degrees within the esport, sport, business and leisure industries. Even David Beckham is getting in on the act!

The qualification is with a world-leading organisation, Pearson, and includes 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 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 a number of units:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Esports Events
  • Live-streamed Broadcasting
  • Producing an Esports Brand
  • Video Production
  • Games Design
  • Business Applications of Esports in Social Media
  • Shoutcasting
  • Esports Coaching
  • Psychology for Esports Performance
  • Computer Networking

We work with Esport Wales to offer various national events, tournaments and a chance to play and share with other people as well as try out for national teams.

The course is backed and supported by the British Esports association and we are part of the British Esports Championship.

We have our own Esports team called Llandrillo Dragons which you can become part of and you will support during your studies.

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSE’s at C or above including English or Welsh 1st language and Maths.
  • A relevant level 2 qualification at merit
  • Relevant industry experience

Delivery:

  • Workshop sessions
  • Hands-on learning
  • Lectures
  • Gaming events and competitions
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)
  • Employment-based modules
  • Guest speakers
  • Student centred learning

You will study in a dedicated Gaming Hub using specialist hardware and the latest technology. Learning is participative, informal and full of opportunities for individual exploration and creativity.

Assessment:

Ar y cwrs, cewch eich asesu drwy gyfuniad o'r dulliau a ganlyn:

  • Portffolios unigol
  • Adroddiadau
  • Astudiaethau achos
  • Cyflwyniadau
  • Adroddiadau grwpiau
  • Cyflwyniadau grŵp

Progression:

After successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Extended Diploma for a further year. There are also a number of opportunities with Higher Education with a number of Universities offering a BA (Hons) in Esports. The primary focus of the course is supporting Esports employment across a range of roles within esports. Jobs that are available in these areas include:

  • esports player
  • team coach
  • events organiser
  • shoutcaster and presenter
  • social media influencer
  • video production editor
  • content creator
  • data analyst