SUCF Launch Brand New Esports BTEC Level 3

Sheffield United Community Foundation have today launched their brand new Esports BTEC Level 3 starting September 2022 for students Aged 16-18.


What is Esports?

Esports is a rapidly growing industry that has enormous potential for sustainable career opportunities. Esports – Electronic Sports is competition based video gaming that takes place online around the world. Due to it’s ever growing popularity there are now 1000s of careers available in the industry, with over 10,000  job vacancies currently live on popular Esports job site Hitmarker!

During the course (Equivalent to 3 A-Levels) students will study the following subject areas in order to enhance their knowledge of the industry and support them towards career goals:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Esports Events… and many more Units over the two year course.

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs Grade 4 and above (inc Maths/English)

Acting Senior Manager – Joe Williamson:

‘We are absolutely thrilled to be launching our ground-breaking Esports BTEC Level 3 from September 2022 within the very heart of Sheffield. This brand new course will enhance lifelong opportunities for the students of Sheffield who have a keen interest in developing a career in 3 key industries: Sports, Business and Media, with roles such as: Social Media Manager, Teaching, Business development, Events Management and many more!

Students will have the opportunity to represent Blades Esports team in the British Esports Championship as part of their enrichment. They will come together as a team to compete in games such as Rocket League, FIFA and Valorant.

Our track record of delivering a successful BTEC Sport programme will compliment the new Esports course and allow the department to educate the Esports students on remaining both physically and mentally healthy in order to be successful in the Esports industry, as well as providing students with real vocational experiences to supplement their studies.

This is just the beginning of something special and forward thinking within the City and we are extremely pleased to be working alongside Lava Esports who will be providing a fantastic central location that our students can call home. We have also made the commitment to build our very own Esports Arena within the next 12 months. By September 2023 we will be running both Level 2 & Level 3 Esports BTEC courses for 16-18 year old students of Sheffield!’

To register your interest and find out more about our Taster Session on Wednesday 13th April 2022 please complete the form here