Within his current role at Barnsley College, Kalam focuses on the quality of education, project management, curriculum developments, engagement with external stakeholders and Line Management of Esport and Sport. As a result, Kalam has worked extensively with a wide range of national education providers, bodies, employers and Universities to support the development of esport and sport in education in the United Kingdom.
Kalam has worked in a number of roles in Further and Higher Education ranging from Teacher, Coach, Assessor, Advanced Practitioner, Course Leader, Lead Internal Verifier, Curriculum Leader and most recently as an Esports Writer, Rater, Vetter, Vocational Trainer and Podcast Host for UK Awarding Body - Pearson.
As Director of Education for Strategic Esports Group, Kalam provides consultancy for a range of local, national and international projects to a range of clients.
His work within esport encompasses facility design and development, revenue modelling, esports business research, project management and esports curriculum design. This is complemented by recent work with the British Esports Association writing the new suite of esports qualifications for National Awarding Body, Pearson and guest speaking at national and international conferences.
Kalam was instrumental in setting up and designing Barnsley College’s Esports Study Programme, Esports Facility and Esports Academy, the first of its kind in Further Education in the U.K.