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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.
A comprehensive guide to different games careers with learning journeys for different age groups.
Videos and advice on every Esports career from the UK’s national Esports body.
Free library of videos from professionals in the games industry providing advice and guidance
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.
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.
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.
Video and text-based courses using the games engine designed for all experience levels.
Free learning platform offering courses & learning paths from Unreal Engine developer Epic Games
13 accredited university courses producing industry-ready graduates.
Access a huge network of games industry staff to inspire your school or university about games careers
250+ free and paid video courses on all kinds of games development for all experience levels.
A database of industry roles with videos, career steps and age-appropriate guidance
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.