Blackpool FC Community Trust Introduces Exciting Esports Education Programme

Blackpool FC Community Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of its Esports education programme, offered through Blackpool FC Sports College.

Supported by The Premier League Fans Fund and the British Esports Federation, this qualification is built for students aiming to pursue a career in the dynamic Esports industry.

Designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for employment in the Esports sector, the programme offers an engaging curriculum that focuses on enhancing practical skills and developing a greater understanding of the Esports industry. Highlighting the wide variety of careers available within the Esports and digital sector, this education programme builds the necessary skills to succeed.

Delivered in purpose-built, state-of-the-art Esport classrooms at the stadium, our Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC pathways provide an in-depth study in Esports, paving the way for progression to higher education programmes and employment opportunities across Esports and related fields such as technical, digital, and STEM industries.

Kalam Neale, Head of Education of British Esports Federation says,

“It’s amazing to see the continued growth of esports in education through the introduction of new programmes. We hope this will be the start of an exciting journey for students, exposing them to a range of future career opportunities in an industry they are incredibly passionate about. We talk a lot about the transferrable skills developed through esports as well as the wider academic links into business, media, sport, games, and wider STEM-related industries; and as a result, we are excited to see the development and progression of students towards their future careers in these industries. It will be an exciting challenge, and a unique opportunity for students to grow, reflect, learn, and develop, and for some, the start of their journey to becoming tomorrow’s esports industry ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and leaders.”

Alongside academic studies, our Competitive Gaming pathway provides students with the opportunity to take part in weekly leagues against other football clubs and colleges as well as national competitions such as the British Esports Student Champs. Competing as Blackpool FC’s Esport team, this showcase features the biggest Esports games, hundreds of institutions, and thousands of Esports amateur athletes.  The Student Champs is the definitive competitive gaming platform for education.

To find out more about the Esport education pathway you can view our prospectus here or attend one of our open evenings at Blackpool FC Sports College, in the North Stand at Bloomfield Road Stadium, on Tuesday 19th March 2024, Tuesday 30th April 2024 or Tuesday 28th May 2024, 5pm – 6:30pm.

The launch of the Esports education programme highlights Blackpool FC Community Trust’s commitment to providing innovative educational pathways and empowering students to achieve their aspirations.

For more information about Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Esports education programme, or to register your interest to take part, please visit or contact Tom Delaney, our Esports Manager at 01253 348691 or email