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Start your journey to a career in Games, Animation and VFX


What is NextGen Skills Academy?

NextGen Skills Academy brings industry and education together. Our courses in Games, Animation and VFX skills have been developed in partnership with some of the biggest companies in these industries. NextGen courses are available at industry selected colleges across England and along with the industry written curriculum, students receive industry masterclasses, live streams and more. NextGen students study for the AIM Qualifications Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills qualification, which sets them up for University, Higher Apprenticeships or starting their career.

Discover our NextGen VFX Apprenticeships


Earn as you learn in the workplace. Take time out to study in the classroom. An Apprenticeship can offer the best of both worlds, giving you invaluable experience and knowledge to kick-start your career.!

Everyone's a winner. You contribute to your employer's productivity and in return you earn a salary and learn real-world skills that will prove invaluable in the workplace. Together we create a highly skilled workforce that's ready to meet the future demands of the creative industries.

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Our Industry Partners

Our leading industry partners are investing in the next generation of potential employees