NSC IT Lecturer on his way to Diamond ranking in League of Legends

NSC IT Lecturer on his way to Diamond ranking in League of Legends

Dan Beech (right) and Level 3 BTEC IT student Gareth Gavin

Daniel Beech, an IT lecturer at North Shropshire College (NSC) has been a gamer since the age of 10, from Sonic and Zelda to World of Warcraft and League of Legends via Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 and GameCube, he has played them all! Dan is currently a platinum rank in League of Legends and has a world ranking of 470 in a guild on World Of Warcraft.

Dan commented, ‘I use my experience and expertise in gaming to teach critical thinking and analysis to our BTEC Level 3 IT students. Gaming promotes intellectual and rational thought processing which is integral to the study of Information Technology and the world of work.’

Dan studied for a Level 3 qualification for Practitioners in IT before winning a place to study for a BSc (Hons) in Computing at university. He has worked as a Web Designer and currently teaches IT at NSC.

For further information on the BTEC Level 3 IT course or to apply, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also contact the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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