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There are thousands of games development courses available online. You can teach yourself to make games or how to prepare for games interviews, or you can find many schools, colleges or universities formally games development and Esports. Here are some places to start.
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.
An online test for students to benchmark their C++ skills
Free 4 week course on starting games careers with developer interviews, CV and interview advice.
Find out about dedicated Esports qualification offered in UK institutions
Video and text-based courses using the games engine designed for all experience levels.
30 degree courses accredited by games studios and producing industry-ready graduates.
750 hours of free live/on-demand learning content from the games engine developer Unity.
Find over 50 primary schools offering play-based learning courses run by games trade body Ukie.
Free learning platform offering courses & learning paths from Unreal Engine developer Epic Games
13 accredited university courses producing industry-ready graduates.
250+ free and paid video courses on all kinds of games development for all experience levels.
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.