Esports in education is more than just gaming! It teaches you teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and essential digital skills. At Northumberland College, you can gain the skills and qualifications you need to embark on a career in the exciting and rapidly growing esports industry.

What is esports?

The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, where individuals or teams compete against each other in a variety of game genres including football, rugby, tennis and battle arenas.

Is it for me?

To succeed in this fast-moving sector, you will need to be a team player and good communicator. If you are looking to learn a range of skills for future employment including strategic thinking, teamwork, financial skills, then esports could be ideal for you!

Our facilities

Esports courses are taught at the British Esports Association's (BEA) National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC). The multi-million-pound training and education complex offers esports classrooms, performance rooms, and streaming booths. The site also plays host to regular esports events and tournaments and is the base for the GB esports team.

Career ready

Esports is a growing global industry with career opportunities in coaching, sales, event management, marketing/PR, production, team managers and referees.

Esports qualifications

The esports courses will give you a range of experience and skills to progress to university and gain employment in the rapidly growing esports industry.

Students will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a range of careers in this exciting industry and be at the forefront of new developments.

Study esports at Northumberland College: