The BTEC Certificate in eSports is an intermediate qualification for post-16 learners who want to specialise in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role. It prepares learners for work or an Apprenticeship by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments.

The eSports industry is a fast-growing global industry. ESports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This suite of qualifications includes a breadth of transferable skills that enable learners to experience eSports in different areas to aid their progression to employment, directly or via further study. ESports offers a unique opportunity to deliver a curriculum that teaches concepts in the context of multiple skills and subject areas at once. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning, skills which are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace. Learners must apply strategy, skill and teamwork to be successful.

Some tuition to take place at the Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy.

To view the full course specification click BTEC Certificate in eSports



To achieve the Level 2 Certificate, students must achieve all four units. By achieving Units 1 & 2 only, the leaver can achieve a Level 2 Award. Some lessons will be hosted at the Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy.


Successful completion of the course offers candidates several routes for progression: