Study Esports with Argyle Community Trust

Argyle Enter the Game with City College Plymouth

Are you a gaming enthusiast aged between 16 and 18? Study Esports with the Argyle Community Trust and City College Plymouth.

Our dedicated education team is delighted to have teamed up with leading South West education provider City College Plymouth to offer students a BTEC Level 3 programme in Esports, brand new for 2022.

This exciting new two-year opportunity will allow students to turn their passion for video games into a career in Esports, sport, tech or business and gain an industry-recognised Level 3 Extended Diploma. The course will have the added benefit of taking place at Home Park, the home of Argyle, alongside other venues ensuring the best enrichment for students.

Esports, or electronic sports, is a term used to describe competitive video gaming where there is human vs human competition over a variety of games. Just like traditional sports, Esports are usually followed by spectators and there are prizes to compete for. Unlike some traditional sports, Esports is mixed, with all genders competing together.

As part of the course, students will represent Argyle at weekly Esports competitions, pitting their skills against students across the country in disciplines like FIFA, NBA and F1.

There are vast career pathways and opportunities available to students on completion of the course, both within gaming and other industry sectors. As well as the ability to become a professional Esports player, careers can be followed in Esports-related roles like coaching, analysis, and production, as well as careers in sport and tech services like marketing, PR, cyber security, software development and much more. Students can also progress to study in various disciplines at university, including sports, business and technology.

Argyle Community Trust Head of Education and Employment, Gareth Harries, said: “We are delighted to be offering this innovative course to students and leading the way on its delivery in Plymouth. It is a fast-growing industry and one of particular prominence to us as there are no barriers to participation. The course is open to all regardless of physical ability.

We are also pleased to have teamed up with our friends at City College Plymouth to deliver this flagship course in the city.”

Director of Creative, Digital & Science Industries at the City College Plymouth, Tanya Head, said: “This is an exciting addition to the City College Plymouth curriculum. Esports is a rapidly growing industry and this course is perfect for those who want to develop the digital and business skills needed to enjoy a successful career linked to this area.

“We are the college of the future. Our South West Institute of Technology membership and our status as a Google Reference College means we have the skills, facilities and resources to support Plymouth Argyle with the delivery of what is sure to be a highly popular course. Together, we are providing new opportunities for the people of Plymouth and the surrounding area.”

The course will be jointly delivered by City College Plymouth and Plymouth Argyle FC from September 2022 and we are accepting applications now. If you are interested in starting your career in style, or would like more information, please contact today.

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