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Bristol City Robins Foundation is offering students who are aged 16-18 the exciting chance to study Esports.

The Foundation has partnered with Digitech Studio school and BELONG Gaming Arena, Bristol to launch a two-year BTEC Level 3 qualification that will help video game enthusiasts turn their skills into a career in the Esports, sport or business industries.

Esports - also known as electronic sports - is a competition between video game players and can take place over a variety of games. In this case, sports games like FIFA, NBA, F1 and Rocket League. Based at the BELONG Gaming Arena in Broadmead, this exciting location will provide students with not only the technology to support the gaming elements of the course, but the motivating and inspiring environment to aid in their academic achievements.

The aim of the course is to provide students who have a keen interest in esports, the opportunity to experience and take part in understanding the vast opportunities within the esports industry. Units of study within this programme include setting up their own esports events and enterprise, designing and creating a brand or merchandise, coaching and nutrition, and enterprise and entrepreneurship.

As part of the course, students will be given the chance to represent the Robins Foundation on a weekly basis in a number of esports competitions throughout the year in the British Esports Championship. This provides students with playing knowledge and competitive opportunities alongside their formal studies.

Polly Wardle, Head of Education at the Robins Foundation, said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to be apart of a growing industry and be at the forefront of opportunity. We are extremely pleased to be working with Digitech Studio school and BELONG Gaming Arena to offer such a ground-breaking course within the City."

"Through the variety of units, it's an incredible opportunity to have the best of three key industries - Sport, Business and Media. Through the degree programmes we also offer, this provides students with a pathway into our Sports Business and Entrepreneurship degree. Our focus with the esports course is to ensure students’ progress into meaningful education or employment upon completion of their BTEC.".

"The course provides the opportunity for students who may be interested in esports, business and sport to engage in a different kind of course, enhancing their business knowledge through sport. This is also a complementary course which will sit alongside our existing practical sport courses based at Ashton Gate, City Academy and Merchants Academy."

Students studying the course will be able to study towards a pathway into a number of careers, including psychology, livestreaming, events management, coaching, social media manager, games designer, or even allow students to set up their own enterprise or business. It also complements as a pathway for students to graduate onto our BA Sports Business and Entrepreneurship course at Ashton Gate, where students will be able to extend their knowledge, support and time given to their own enterprise and business ideas.


If you are interested in applying to study on our BTEC Level 3 in Esports which launches in September 2022, please complete an online application form here.

If you have any questions or queries, please e-mail our Recruitment Lead sophie.hart@bcfc.co.uk, or contact the Foundation on 0117 963 0636.

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