Pearson has partnered with The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation established to promote and support grassroots esports, to create the world’s first qualification of its kind for a career in esports.

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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. Global esports revenues will grow to $1,084 million in 2021, a year-on-year growth of +14.5%, up from $947.1 million in 2020, says Newzoo.

Get an in-depth understanding of esports in just five weeks

Over the course of five weeks, you will receive emails which: 

  • Explain what the esports industry is 

  • Explore the careers available in the industry 

  • Provide you with an esports-specific parents guide 

  • Tell you about free online events you can register for 

  • Give you an opportunity to speak to someone about BTEC Esports

Sign up for the esports crash course

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In partnership with the British Esports Association

The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK.

As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on grassroots (amateur) esports.

Visit the British Esports Association website

Centres currently delivering

The centres plotted in the map below are all delivering BTEC Esports qualifications.