BTEC Esports and Creative Media Game Design
We are excited to be the first school in the UAE to offer International BTEC Esports and Creative Media - Game Design. The courses are supported by Pearson, British Esports Association, and soon to be announced global and local industry and university partners!
To see our official Esports and Game Design press release, follow this link: GEMS FirstPoint School Dubai Leads UAE Investment in C21 Digital Industries with Region's First BTECs in Games Design and ESports – Dubai schools, Abu Dhabi schools, Sharjah schools with fees, ratings and more – SchoolsCompared.com
FPS will provide a specialised gaming setup with industry level hardware and software and use of the creative media suite and digital immersive space.
Please view the following documents as a general overview of International BTEC Qualifications.
Universities that specifically accept BTEC Qualifications. Some universities that don’t appear on the list will consider the BTEC for specialised degrees in relation to the qualification the student completes, they will need to be contacted on one to one basis.
BTEC Esports – Level 3: 360 guided learning hours equivalent to 1 A-level.
Students will be engaging in a variety of topics to support the knowledge and skill development of Esports linked to business, enterprise and industry. We have industry qualified staff leading the course with a professional background and personal interest in Esports.
Pearson: The Esports industry is growing exponentially around the world but it is organised and classified differently in each country. Is it a sport? Is it a game? Through this qualification; learners will develop an understanding of the Esports and traditional sports industries and the careers they could pursue in Esports.
BTEC Creative Media – Level 3: Game Design. 360 guided learning hours equivalent to 1 A-level.
Students will be engaging in a variety of topics to support the knowledge and skill development of game design. We have industry qualified staff leading the course with a professional background and qualifications in game design, including the 1st teacher to have Unreal Engine accreditation in the UAE.
Pearson: Creative Media spans a broad range of specialisms and purposes, but all practitioners in the creative industries work to enrich or improve the world around us. Before entering the industry, creative practitioners need to explore and refine different interrelated creative media practices in order to develop technical and communication skills and build confidence for producing outcomes to meet a need or fulfil a purpose. The Subsidiary Diploma has been designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the creative industries via higher education, to access graduate entry employment.
More information on the impact Esports is having on education and students, can be found here- https://britishesports.org/
Esports is a growing, exciting industry that many young people are looking at with interest and it’s important they have the opportunity to unlock their potential and be the leaders of tomorrow. The industry is still finding its feet, but with big names like Pearson coming on board to bring learning and curriculum design expertise, this bodes well for the future workforce.
Andy Payne OBE
British Esports Association Chair
The world of esports offers huge employment potential, both in the UK and across the world, and the new BTEC International Level 3 qualification in esports will give learners the knowledge and skills they need to build a career in this exciting sector. We have worked closely with industry experts to create a career-focused set of qualifications that will support the rapid growth of the esports sector and offer learners a pathway into working in esports and related industries.
Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson
The BTEC in esports really addresses the core competencies needed for students to become empowered and confident young professionals in the gaming and esports industries. To meet students where they are and teach highly transferable and valuable digital media skills in an engaging way is the future.
Mark “Garvey” Candella
Director of Student and Education Programs at Twitch
Education in esports is essential for our growing community to succeed. The British Esports Association has shown great leadership in paving the way for many others around the world, particularly in delivering quality courses together with their partner Pearson. The future for esports will continue to be bright and so it is perfect timing for this new international esports course to be launched.
Paul J. Foster
Chief Operating Officer, Global Esports Federation (GEF)