Young Learners Esports

Competitive gaming meets personal development in this unique course for UK and global gamers. Book now for this summer!

The first programme of its kind

For two weeks, players between 12-17 years old will boost their gaming skills and gain the personal tools required to explore career opportunities within the thriving Esports industry.

Develop skills in popular Esports titles

Develop modern digital and leadership skills

Make friends and contacts from around the world

Programme includes:

  • 15 hours of classroom-based input per week
  • 12.5 hours of individual/team coaching per week
  • Evening activity programme with coach-led gaming sessions included
  • 1 Full Day and 1 Half Day excursion included every week

Created in partnership with:

Dark H@2x

British Esports is the national body for esports in the UK. They are the recognised member of the Global Esports Federation for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and founding member of the International Olympic Committee Esports and Gaming Liaison Group.

Limited spaces available!

Our pilot course will run for 2 weeks in summer 2024 for up to 20 participants.

Course dates28th July to 11th August (Sunday to Sunday)
Duration:2 weeks
Minimum age12 years old
Maximum age17 years old
Minimum English levelB1 Intermediate
Price £3500

Gameplay and coaching

  • Boost skills in popular Esports titles such as Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Valorant, League of Legends, Fortnite, EA FC and F1.
  • Enhance teamwork and communication skills through collaborative gameplay and team challenges.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities by strategising and navigating game scenarios.
  • Develop a mindset of resilience and adaptability through facing challenges and setbacks in competitive gameplay.
  • Showcase skills and talents in a full day tournament event at the end of the programme

Esports career pathways

  • Explore various career paths within the Esports industry, including roles in game development, event management, broadcasting, and marketing.
  • Develop a range of leadership skills through completing a Leadership Skills Foundation qualification.
  • Improve English language proficiency through language-focused activities, discussions, and interactions with native speakers.
  • Understand the importance of both physical and mental fitness, as well as health and nutrition for professional Esports players.

Accommodation on campus

Games room

Games room

Living Room

Living Room





Where does the programme run?

English Plus Esports is hosted at the prestigious National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and expert coaching from Esports professionals.

Nearest airports Sunderland:

  • Newcastle (NCL): 16 miles away
  • Leeds Bradford (LBA): 72.8 miles
  • Edinburgh (EDI): 106.6 miles
  • Manchester (MAN): 113 miles

Student Welfare

Looking after your children is our priority. Just like you, we want them to feel safe, happy and comfortable during their stay.

From the healthy meals we provide at residential camps, to the fun social calendars we plan for students at our city schools: we do everything we can for your child to enjoy themselves.

Our team members all receive formal safeguarding training, and students are supervised around the clock by friendly, experienced residential chaperones.