Pearson at Bett 2022

Pearson at Bett 2022

Level up career prospects with a BTEC in esports

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 qualifications of their kind for a career in esports.

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, which is why Pearson is proud to be exhibiting as a partner of Esports @ Bett 2022.



How esports helps learners

Esports is already massively popular with young people. As such, the esports industry is being driven by a demographic of under-35s and their increasing engagement with, and immersion in, the digital world.

It has explicit links to computing education, STEAM subjects and the development of business and enterprise skills, digital skills, cyber skills and digital literacy.

Explore the benefits to learners taking BTECs in esports

Employability and Skills: Preparing learners for the future of work

With the world of work rapidly changing, we discuss how schools and colleges can help prepare learners for the careers of the future. How do we ensure that learners develop and can demonstrate the skills they need for jobs in emerging industries and even roles that might not yet exist?

Global esports revenues are predicted to rise to $1,084 million in 2021, creating new roles and opportunities. Using the esports industry as the main example, our panel is joined by Chester King, Founder and CEO of the British Esports Association, we have discussed how employers and educators can work together to support the next generation.


Watch On-Demand here


Careers available in esports

As the industry continues to grow around the world, more jobs and career pathways are being created in esports, creating a demand for people with specific skills.

Roles in the industry include:

  • Journalists
  • Business management
  • Event management
  • Coaches
  • And plenty more

Download the BTEC esports careers explainer

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

Getting to grips with the esports industry can be daunting, especially when you come into it without any prior experience.

That’s why the esports email crash course exists.

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 BTEC esports email crash course

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