- Cardonald Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 28 Aug 2023
- Qualification Type
- Course Type
- 1 Year (August to June)
Esports is one of the most exciting areas in the entertainment and computing world. This NQ Computing and Esports course will allow you to develop your skills and social media reach as a gamer and to grow your portfolio and gaming audience whilst pitting your wits against likeminded others. The computing and IT aspect of the course allows you to prepare for progression to HND level courses within the College.
What will I learn?
- Competitive computer gaming
Competition focussed sessions geared towards British Esports
- Games development
Under the hood look at the games you like to play
Streaming to a target audience
Building your own and team online identity
- Health and wellbeing in esports
Endurance during competitive gaming sessions
Introduction to core concepts of industry standard languages
- Team working
Encourage belongingness within the course and the wider esports community
You will get the opportunity to compete in the British Esports Student Champs. Games that may feature on this course are: League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant and Overwatch 2.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Two National 5, or equivalent, passes at A to C level in Computing, Maths, IT or a Science; OR
- Relevant NQ Units at SQCF Level 5
- Enthusiasm for the Esports industry demonstrated in your application
- We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but not formal qualifications
Entry Requirements Equivalency Table
If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Employer and industry links
We work closely with British Esports and the local gaming community to support your development on this course. Studying with us is about more than gaining a certificate; it is about getting a job you’ll want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we'll help you to develop your employability skills. These are the skills employers’ rate, and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed.
Not only will we equip you with the skills you'll need but you will get access to a host of other activities from meeting employers to taking part in British Esports competitions and Intercollege competitions, our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or employment.
Jobs and further study
Successful students may progress to the following courses:
- HNC Computer Science
- HND Software Engineering and Emerging Technologies
- HND Infrastructure with Cyber Security
- HND Web Development
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
I've applied — what happens next?
When you apply you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- Selection will be by qualifications, possible interview and reference
- Proof of qualifications must be supplied before an offer can be made
There are four possible outcomes:
- Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
- Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
- Waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full. If any spaces become available, you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
- Unsuccessful: Contact the Student Information team to discuss your study options
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or you risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as start date, induction and funding information.