This qualification is aimed at students who are looking to progress into employment in the Esports industry. The qualification is endorsed by the British Esports Association as being suitable for learners wanting to work in the industry.

This engaging and stimulating qualification will prepare learners for successful performance in working life, and progression into employment, by developing a range of essential skills, techniques, and attitudes.

Delivered as one-year full-time course, this qualification provides an extensive study of the sector, supporting progression to Level 3 qualifications and employment in key areas of the industry. Studying Esports can lead to a range of careers, not only within Esports but also across the technical, digital and STEM industries.

Studying 3-4 days per week learning will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons alongside 6 hours of gaming as part of the course enrichment programme.

You can re-sit GCSE Maths and English alongside this course.


Delivered at Bloomfield Road Stadium, studying full-time, this two-year course provides an in-depth study of the sector, supporting progression to Higher Education and employment in key areas of the industry such as:

Business and Enterprise
Finance, Marketing
Coaching, Analysis
Events Management
Video Production
Live-Streamed Broadcasting
Digital and STEM industries

You will also develop core employability skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership skills, confidence building, decision-making, reaction times, reading comprehension skills, cyber skills, and concentration.

We have facilities that are tailored to the development of Esports, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship including a dedicated games room along with a classroom environment that provides a unique experience for you to truly get a feel for business expectations within the industry.


Sports Enrichment Pathway

Blackpool FC Sports College offers an exciting Competitive Gaming pathway designed to provide you with a variety of opportunities to further develop your skills and enhance learning.

Here are some of the exciting opportunities available on our sports coaching pathway:

Event management
Work with our staff to plan and deliver Esports events across local high schools to develop and apply your skills and increase your understanding of Esports events.
Training sessions
Immerse yourself in training sessions led by staff and peers. Learn new strategies, enhance your teamwork, and sharpen your skills. These sessions aim to bring out the best in each player.
Fixtures and competitions
You will take part in weekly fixtures against other Esports teams as well as compete in the British Esports Student Champs in games such as Rocket League, Overwatch 2, League of Legends and Valorant.


Open to year 10 & 11 students we will be providing a five-week programme starting on 26th February if you would like to register your interest click the link relating to your school below.

Week One and Two – Practice Sessions
Week Three and Four – Tournament Starts
Week Five – Grand Final

Monday – Montgomery

Year 11 Click to Register

Tuesday – Armfield

Esports Application Form

    Student Details

    Parent/ Guardian/ Carer Details



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