New Partnership with Belong

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Virtual Learning UK (VLUK) is delighted to announce its partnership with Belong, a leading gaming company, to launch an innovative ESports study programme. This groundbreaking initiative marks the first education programme of its kind to be exclusively hosted within ESports gaming arenas. Three of Belong's prime locations in Manchester, Birmingham, and Sutton have been carefully chosen to ensure accessibility and provide students from across the country with this unique opportunity. By collaborating with Belong's state-of-the-art gaming facilities, VLUK aims to immerse learners in the heart of the ESport industry and further expand their progression and career opportunities.

VLUK are launching a new study programme, Esports, to add to their growing portfolio of study programmes. This is a 2-year BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma which is made up of 13 units including units such as Esports events management, casting along with Esports coaching. The programme is aimed at students aged 16-18 and will prepare them for access for further/higher education, apprenticeships or university courses.

VLUK Head of Esports, Jordan Eastwood, said: “I’m so excited about this new partnership and I truly believe that this is the beginning of something really big in the Esports world. Everyone at VLUK are thrilled that our learners will have the opportunity to learn within such fantastic locations with amazing facilities. It will give them fabulous opportunities to achieve and experience learning in the heart of the Esports industry. I feel that this relationship will really enhance the learning experience for all students”.

John Loat from Belong Gaming Arenas said “We are delighted to partner with VLUK to deliver esports education from our spaces. We understand the challenge education faces in accessing facilities that enable the delivery of quality esports education. We believe our partnership with VLUK will support the growth of the UK esports industry and talent by providing access to our high spec venues to their students.”

Virtual Learning UK (VLUK) is an independent Training Provider offering nationwide 16-19 study programmes and higher education in workplace settings, specialising in Sport and Performing Arts.


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