From September 2021, computer game enthusiasts will be able to turn their hobby into a career with the launch of Cheshire College’s brand new Esports course, which has been designed to support progression into employment in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
Esports (Electronic Sports) is the collective term used to describe competitive gaming at a professional level, with the top e-sports players often being the very best in the world at their respective game and the College’s new two-year, full-time course will provide an in-depth study of the sector.
Available at Cheshire College’s Crewe and Chester Campuses, Esports learners will develop a vast array of key skills including, teamwork, communication, leadership skills, confidence building, decision making, reaction times, reading comprehension skills, cyber skills, dexterity and concentration.
Phil Farrington, Assistant Director – Visual and Performing Arts, commented: “We’re extremely excited to be one of the only colleges in Cheshire offering an Esports course, which is already proving extremely popular with both current and prospective learners.
“During the two-year duration of the course, learners will have the opportunity to study in industry-standard environments and develop a sound understanding of the gaming industry, whilst forming a competitive Esports team, with entry into national competitions.”
In 2016, the global video game market was valued at £113 billion and by 2027, the industry is expected to have a revenue forecast of £219 billion. This expected growth within just a decade means that the sector is set to become one of the fastest growing in the world which could see Cheshire College Esports learners go on to become players, team coaches, shoutcasters and presenters, social media influencers, video production editors and data analysts.
Applications for Cheshire College’s Esports course are now open, and learners interested are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.
To learn more about studying at Cheshire College – South & West register for the College’s next Virtual Open Day which will be taking place on Monday 8 March. Attendees will be able to chat to subject specialists, find out more about courses and facilities, get guidance on applications, funding and travel, as well as take part in a live question and answer session designed to give a flavour of College life…
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