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BTEC Level 3 Internatioinal Foundation Diploma in Esports
Qualifications in Esports, developed in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education, and relevant professional bodies.
Vocational qualifications in Esports.
Choosing the most suitable size of qualification will depend on the learner’s broader programme of study.
For example, a learner who wishes to focus solely on esports enterprise or coaching may take the Diploma or Extended Diploma, while a learner who selects a smaller qualification, such as the Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma, may choose to combine it with qualifications from other sectors, in order to support their desired progression.
Smaller qualifications are also suitable for learners who are in employment and studying part-time.
Qualification structures have been designed to enable a learner who starts with the smallest qualification to progress easily to the larger qualifications.
The Pearson BTEC International Level 3 qualifications in Esports are designed for learners in the 16 to 19 age group, who wish to pursue a career in esports via higher education to access graduate entry employment with businesses, and those who are looking to progress into employment.
The BTEC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Esports is designed to support learners who want to study esports as a one year, full time course, or for those wanting to take it alongside another area of complementary or contrasting study as part of a two-year, full time study programme.
The BTEC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Esports would support progression to higher education if taken as part of a programme of study that included other BTEC International Level 3 qualifications or International A Levels.
The BTEC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Esports is designed for learners in the 16 to 19 age group, who wish to pursue a career in esports via higher education to access graduate entry employment with businesses, and those who are looking to progress into employment.
The BTEC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Esports has been designed to support progression to particular roles in esports, either directly into entry-level roles linked to these occupational areas or, more likely, via particular higher-education routes in the particular areas.
The qualification content has been designed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher-education providers to ensure that the content is appropriate for the progression routes identified.
All learners will be required to take mandatory content that is directly relevant to
progression routes in all of the identified areas.
In addition, learners take optional units that support the progression route identified in the qualification title. For example, learners taking the qualification as part of a work based learning qualification for esports could take units such as:
Learners looking to follow a coaching or teaching route could take units such as:
Additionally, learners could choose units that relate to a number of roles in the sector but which contribute to their understanding of those roles in a vocational context, such as:
The BTEC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Esports supports progression to job opportunities in the coaching and teaching of esports at a variety of levels.
Jobs available in these areas include:
After achieving this qualification, while learners can progress directly to entry-level coaching roles, it is likely that many will do so via higher study.
This qualification is recognised by higher-education institutions as fully meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas of the esports sector, for example:
Please note, learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with the relevant higher education provider.
In the BTEC International Level 3 units, there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills.
Where we refer to employability skills in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories:
There are also specific requirements in some units for assessment of these skills where relevant, for example, where learners are required to undertake real or simulated activities.
All BTEC International Level 3 qualifications provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:
BTEC learners can also benefit from opportunities for deep learning, where they are able to make connections across units and select areas of interest for detailed study.
BTEC International Level 3 qualifications provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:
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