James Fraser-Murison (moderator)Director of Learning for the Creative Arts Queen Mary's College
James has been integral in enabling Queen Mary’s College to now be able to offer students the first-ever esports BTEC in association with Pearson and the British Esports Association. This is such a unique qualification, not only in the turnaround time of 4 months from bringing this to fruition, but also because students will finally be able to get a qualification in the fastest-growing global industry that's worth well over $100 billion by next year!
The new BTEC qualifications in esports are skills-focused and are a major step forward in supporting the creation of long-term careers in the growing esports industry both in the UK and internationally.
As an educator for 16-19-year-olds, we felt it was vital to align the student's interests with a contemporary, robust and dare I say fun qualification that will allow our students to learn from the very best within the industry and steer them into the workforce with much-needed digital-skills, global awareness, and self-worth. Our aim at QMC is to be the leading provider of the BTEC esports in the south of England and we believe that our global partners of Belong, HP & Lenovo will work together with us to provide the new generation of esporters who will have a future-proof qualification and business awareness that is much needed in today's ever-changing world.