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Below you will find a range of permanent resources running year round.
We have added age badges to guide you towards sites that have resources appropriate for the age group listed.
Parents – please note that our age badges are not certified age ratings so we recommend you review all materials to decide if they are appropriate for your child.
Award-winning workshops where thousands of children have started making games with free online tools
Fun accessible video tutorials for younger children to learn the basics of how games are made.
Free library of videos from professionals in the games industry providing advice and guidance
A comprehensive guide to different games careers with learning journeys for different age groups.
30 degree courses accredited by games studios and producing industry-ready graduates.
Free 4 week course on starting games careers with developer interviews, CV and interview advice.
Find over 50 primary schools offering play-based learning courses run by games trade body Ukie.
Discover 11 6th form colleges that run industry-designed games development courses.
Exciting short videos from games professionals sharing what they do and why.
Video and text-based courses using the games engine designed for all experience levels.
Huge collection of articles by industry insiders about games careers, best practice and diversity
A database of industry roles with videos, career steps and age-appropriate guidance
Games professionals mentor young people (16+) starting their games careers.
750 hours of free live/on-demand learning content from the games engine developer Unity.
Free learning platform offering courses & learning paths from Unreal Engine developer Epic Games
13 accredited university courses producing industry-ready graduates.
An easily searchable list of game making tools for beginners, intermediate and advanced game makers
Videos and advice on every Esports career from the UK’s national Esports body.
250+ free and paid video courses on all kinds of games development for all experience levels.
A huge list of global game jams for people to get experience making games in teams
Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised and funded by the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games, supported by TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz and Ukie
The BGI is a charity number 1183530 which educates the public about games through the National Videogame Museum, training and research.
Into Games is a national non-profit Community Interest Company that supports people from all backgrounds in finding rewarding careers in games.
Grads in Games is a non-profit Community Interest Company which equips students with the skills games employers need.