Students can now play online gaming at Thomas Telford UTC and gain a BTEC Level 3 in it! Thomas Telford UTC students can now take part in the new exciting BTEC Extended Certificate in Esports. The new BTEC qualifications in esports are skills-focused and are a major step forward in supporting the creation of long-term careers in the growing esports industry both in the UK and internationally. The esports industry is projected to generate revenues of $1.1 billion in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 16%, with the total esports audience set to rise 11.7% to 495 million individuals.
The units are designed to provide deep insight into esports and may be adjusted to update content and to reflect variations within the industry internationally and in the future. Learners will develop a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied to other careers and sectors including digital and STEAM-based careers. This is especially valuable to learners in a changing world where job roles are likely to continually change and the emphasis is increasingly on flexibility, adaptability and transferable skills. Learn about skills, strategies used by professional online gamers in games such as Overwatch, League of Legends, FIFA, World of Warcraft.
Thomas Telford UTC provides a curriculum which offers considerable breadth for students through a range of vocational and academic courses.
We are an excellent choice for students wishing to study a combination of academic and vocational courses leading directly to the opportunity to study at university and apprenticeships. Other courses will be offered if there proves to be sufficient demand and courses may be offered.