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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now for a waiting list.

Esports is one of the most exciting areas in the entertainment and computing world. This NQ Computing and Esports course is not just about playing games; it's a holistic approach that combines gaming enthusiasm with professional skill development. Students explore diverse aspects, from game development insights, streaming techniques, and branding strategies to health and wellbeing in the esports domain. Moreover, it introduces fundamental programming concepts and emphasizes teamwork dynamics, fostering a well-rounded skill set crucial for excelling in the esports landscaoe.

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
  • Broadcasting
    Streaming to a target audience
  • Branding
    Building your own and team online identity
  • Health and wellbeing in Esports
    Endurance during competitive gaming sessions
  • Programming
    Introduction to core concepts of industry-standard languages
  • Team working
    Encourage belongingness within the course and the wider esports community

One of the standout features of this course is the direct pathway it provides into the heart of esports engagement. Students get the exhilarating opportunity to participate in the esteemed British Esports Student Champs, competing in popular titles like League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant, and Overwatch 2. This hands-on experience not only hones gaming skills but also offers insights into the competitive gaming scene. Additionally, students can stay updated with the latest events and progress of our esports team by following their journey on Instagram @esportsgcc. This direct engagement with the esports community serves as an invaluable platform for networking and learning from real-time experiences. 

For more information on this course, watch the video below to hear lecturers George and Ryan discuss why they love teaching this course and what you can expect.

George & Ryan - Esports Lecturers

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 Or
  • NPA Esports Level 5
  • Enthusiasm for the Esports industry demonstrated in your application
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no 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:

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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782