Esports BTEC Coming to Countesthorpe Academy

Do you want to learn about one of the fastest-growing global industries and acquire the skills to succeed?

Esports BTEC is coming in Autumn 2023 to Countesthorpe Academy’s Hive Sixth Form where you will be immersed in a market which is worth the equivalent of £1.16 billion with a global audience of 532 million people (Statista, September 2022).

The Esports BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate offers you a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise, IT, fitness and well-being.


A Glimpse into the future...

"A Passion for Success"

You will learn about the industry in our newly-built 26 seater gaming arena on site at Countesthorpe Academy where you will develop skills that will assist you in progressing in the esports industry, either through apprenticeships or higher education. Endorsed by the British Esports Association, the BTEC Level Three qualification is recognised by employers and will support entry into the industry in a range of roles. These include but are not limited to: esports player, team coach, events organiser, video production editor, photographer and data analyst.

Countesthorpe Academy’s high achievement in A Level and Level 3 qualifications is fuelled by our dedicated teaching which has a personalised approach to learning and support.






Esports at Countesthorpe Academy has been developed by Emily Coulson who, as well as being a Lead Practitioner across the LiFE Trust, is a Cloud 9 associate content creator having been famously mistaken for gaming legend Luka "Perkz" Perković:


"We have developed this course at Countesthorpe Academy as esports is a rapidly growing industry with multiple job roles available across the world; this global industry generates more money than the Hollywood film industry!

Countesthorpe Academy is dedicated to future proofing our students’ ability to apply for emerging job roles in areas that they are interested in. Our state-of-the-art esports arena will be an inspirational space for students to learn in."


LiFE Multi Academy Trust CEO Chris Parkinson echoes these thoughts as Countesthorpe Academy’s curriculum looks to future:

“LiFE MAT is very excited about the innovation of introducing a technical award in esports at Countesthorpe Academy. LiFE schools are always looking to the future to ensure that we provide a curriculum which has global currency and young people feel relates to their interests and aspirations; esports certainly tick this box. The global revenue of esports is now valued at £1.1 billion and set to rise exponentially. Our students will have an unparalleled opportunity to be part of that journey by combining traditional knowledge and skills with that which is very contemporary and forward looking.”

Esports BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is equivalent in size to one A Level and is to be taken alongside other Level 3 vocational qualifications and/or A Levels as part of a two year, full-time study programme at Countesthorpe Academy.

Start your journey with Hive Sixth Form at Countesthorpe Academy by applying today.

For more information on the Esports BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate please access Pearson’s website or email Emily Coulson at