Esports - Level 3
Start Date: 2nd September 2024
More about the course
Esports is a competitive and professional sport centred around video games. Many competitions see teams of professional players compete for prizes in large-scale tournaments.
With 99% of 8-16 year olds playing video games (Digital Schoolhouse, 2018) Esports is predicted to become a rapidly growing industry in the UK.
This fun and innovative Level 3 Esports course will help you gain the right skills to progress into the industry or at University level. It will give you an opportunity to learn how to plan and manage events and tournaments. You could also compete in weekly national competitions hosted by The British Esports Association.
The course has been developed in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation, which could provide a platform for you to represent Newcastle United in national competitions with like-minded classmates.
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What can I do with a qualification in Computing and Sports
Information technology and telecommunications directors
- Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
- Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
- Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
- Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
- Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
- Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.
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Programmers and software development professionals
- Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
- Plans and maintains database structures.
- Implements and evaluates the software.
- Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development).
- Tests and corrects software programs.
- Develops user interfaces.
- Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications.
- Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions.
- Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs.
Median Salary£46,711 View more
Web design and development professionals
- Activates the 'live' website.
- Tests website interaction and performance prior to going 'live'.
- Writes and publishes content for the website.
- Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
- Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
- Develops the website and applications.
- Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
- Presents design options to the client.
- Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.