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ESports for gamers (online course)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Finally an Esports college qualification for the players! We are the only college in Scotland able to offer you this qualification and where better to join than the college team at the top of the national college league table as 2x winners of the Rocket League college national cup!

If you are a player and want to gain a qualification whilst training for and entering a national competition then sign up.


To be offered a place, we are looking for those who have entered a competition before, so don't be shy about letting us know your achievements. 


Link screenshots of rankings or any formal correspondence received from competitions into your personal statement in your application.


As this is an academic qualification you will also need a good level of written English, around National 5 to Higher level.


This course is delivered remotely/online with face to face Microsoft TEAMS classes.
This means you will need your own gaming computer/ laptop and a copy of Rocket League.

( please inform us in your personal statement if you don't have a good internet connection, a suitable gaming PC/Laptop but still want to take the course)

All other software for the course including Microsoft Teams will be provided by the college for your home installation.

What you will learn

The course game will be Rocket League. As part of the course, you will train and enter a British Esports, national completion in Scotland.

  • Understanding Esports
  • Game Sense
  • Training and practice to hone your skills
  • Teamwork
  • Competition

Placement information

  • Enter a British Esports National competition. 
  • Opportunities to broadcast and commentate

How the course is assessed

  • Through course work and written submissions, diary, game footage

Number of days per week

  • 12 hours per week plus a lot of practice

This course meets the criteria to be full time because British Esports only allow competitors who are enrolled in college on a full-time course. So full attendance is a must if you want to compete.

Entry requirements

  • National 5 English and some competition experience.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Career options

  • This is a brand new course so we don't have any established progression routes yet, but we are looking to develop a coaching course for progression.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 22/08/22 41 Weeks

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