The Hot Seat
The Hot Seat Would your pupils enjoy taking on the challenge of running a football club? Could they transform the ailing fortunes of Duncastle United and turn them into a championship winning side?

The Hot Seat is a brand new interactive computer game which places pupils at the heart of the decision making processes involved in running a football club as a business. Taking on the role of the Duncastle United club chairman, they must make strategic business decisions as they attempt to steer the club out of debt and back onto the road to success.

To view the Flash intro animation, click here

To download a free demo, click here

  • Will you stick with tradition and employ a British manager, or will you turn your attentions overseas?
  • What do you do when the model wife of your centre forward is homesick and wants to return to her native Italy?
  • Will you support your manager's request for a new £3m goalkeeper?
  • How do you juggle the finances in order to renovate your delapidated stadium?
  • Will you be brave enough to appoint the first ever female coach?
  • What kind of sponsorship deals will be best for the club?
  • Can you handle getting stick from the press?
  • What do you do when your star player signs his own merchandising deal?

The Hot Seat is a complete business simulation, and allows the player to make decisions in key areas of the business including:

  • Marketing – advertising, merchandising, promotion, PR, market research
  • Human Resources – recruitment and disposal of players, management and coaching staff
  • Operations – re-development of the stadium, corporate facilities, youth academy
  • Finance – managing funds and working capital

In The Hot Seat, pupils experience the highs and lows of life in the premier division and learn that in business, like football, there is sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.

To view the Flash intro animation, click here
To download a free demo, click here
To view the quick start guide click here
To access the full online user guide click here
To access our youtube video guide channel click here

The Hot Seat has been developed in partnership with EDNET and Tutor2U

The Hot Seat is suitable for the following courses:
Business Management, Business Studies, Accounting, Economics, Enterprise
Scotland - Standard Grade, Intermediate 1 & 2, Higher and AH
England - GCSE and AS, A Level


Schools network licence £275
FE and HE Colleges Network Licence £400

The Hot Seat is available NOW

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