Learn about the business, marketing, and event side of esports and kickstart an incredible career.

Join our unique virtual Sixth Form and prepare yourself for an incredible career in esports by studying the world's first online-only esports BTEC, either on it's own or alongside 2 A Levels.

We're thrilled to announce a pioneering addition to our Sixth Form curriculum: the world's first online-only BTEC in esports. Launching in September, this exciting new course, equivalent to one A Level, has been developed in partnership with Fraser Esports LTD and will be facilitated by Pearson.

The esports BTEC provides a deep dive into the business, marketing, and events side of one of the fastest-growing global industries. This unique offering underscores MVA's commitment to innovative, flexible education, as our students can study from anywhere, manage part-time work, travel, or even kickstart their own businesses.

Headmaster Lawrence Tubb is passionate about this latest addition to MVA's Sixth Form curriculum, "We're excited to offer this groundbreaking BTEC to our students. They have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the rapidly expanding esports industry while enjoying a robust and balanced academic experience."

James Fraser-Murison, national award-winning esports teacher and founder of Fraser Esports, shared in our enthusiasm. He said, "The world is changing fast. I'm excited to work with an education provider that recognises the need to innovate and provide education without barriers. I'm looking forward to meeting the first cohort in September - I'm confident they'll do amazing things in the sport.

"The esports industry is currently worth north of $1.3 billion dollars. Our job as teachers is to prepare our students for the ever-changing workforce and when you take into account the multiple jobs within this industry, shoutcasting, creating your own events, social media management and more, this is absolutely the right time to have this qualification taught online."

The esports BTEC qualifications were developed by awarding organisation Pearson, in partnership with the British Esports Federation. British Esports COO, Dave Martin commented: “Currently the BTEC is already available in over 140 centres across the UK who are delivering amazing interventions contributing to the success and achievement of students now progressing into industry and Higher Education. Being able to widen this opportunity through the creation of an accessible virtual learning environment for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access this provision presents another great opportunity to access the esports industry through MVA and Fraser Esports accredited by Pearson.”

While the esports BTEC is a significant new offering, we continue to provide a wide range of A Level subjects, ensuring our students receive a comprehensive, balanced education.

Stay tuned for more updates on our website and explore more about the esports BTEC and other courses. Remember, at MVA, we’re dedicated to enabling students to excel academically, socially, and personally in an ever-changing world.
James Fraser-Murison
Director of esports, MVA

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Key Benefits

> Suitable for 16+ (students entering our Sixth Form)
> Study from home or where you have internet
> Learn alongside A Levels (or take independently for a lower annual fee)
> Receive a highly respected BTEC qualification, opening the door for a career in the esports industry

What is the esports BTEC?

The BTEC in esports is a practical, 2 year work-related course that prepares you for a career in the esports industry. The course covers a range of topics, from game design and development to event management and marketing.

Who is running the BTEC in esports?

The MVA esports BTEC is run by the MVA teaching staff and James Fraser-Murison, co-creator of the esports BTEC, and national award-winner for esports teaching.

Why join MVA for Sixth Form?

The MVA Sixth Form is one of the most unique school programmes in the world for students over 16. We allow our students the flexibly to study around travel, work, or pursue their sport or art to a high level. They can also be anywhere in the world.

What are the fees?

For up to date information, see our Fees page. If you choose to only study the esports BTEC with us and not take A Levels, the annual fee for 2023/4 will be £3650.