Next Gen Skills Academy unveils first games courses

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The Next Gen Skills academy has unveiled its first course for aspiring developers.

The Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX skills will begin this September at colleges across England, including North Easy Surrey College of Technology, Sunderland College, Truro & Penwith College and Uxbridge College.

The qualification is equivalent to three A Levels. Students on the two-year course will get access to industry mentors and industry–designed live briefs.

Next Gen Skills Academy is also supporting the creation of higher apprenticeships, which includes a quality assurance technician, led by Rebellion. A further role of community coordinator, led by Ubisoft Reflections, has been proposed for future development.

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