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Our unique initiatives are designed by the industry for the industry

  • NextGen's Level 3 diploma gives young learners the skills they need to kick-start a career in games, animation or VFX.

  • Earn as you learn with a NextGen Apprenticeship that offers the best of both worlds: study and workplace skills.

  • NextGen short courses are fun introductions that let you try your hand at making games, films and TV programmes.

  • Visit our Training Course Advisor for professional development courses suitable for any stage in your career.

“The NextGen Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills is hugely important to Framestore as an employer. We have long established relationships with higher education but we have come to recognise that higher education is only one potential route into our business.”

— Amy Smith, Global Head of Recruitment, Framestore

"A qualification in the new NextGen Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, VFX and Animation Skills is the quality stamp that employers have been waiting for. Successfully graduating from this course, which has been developed together with industry, gives the employer assurance that candidates that...

— Roger Walkden, Senior Director, Business & Strategy – EMEA, Microsoft Studios/HoloLens

“Ubisoft is delighted to have collaborated with the NextGen Skills Academy on this this flagship course, which provides a truly relevant foundation for those serious about a career in games, VFX and/or animation, ensuring that they can step into a related degree or apprenticeship with confidence...

— Giselle Stewart, Director, UK Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft Reflections

"Bringing new creative talent into the VFX industry is absolutely crucial to our continued growth and success.  But it's vital that talented young individuals come to us with a solid foundation in VFX skills, which is what NextGen Skills Academy's Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and...

— Tony Orsten, CEO, The Imaginarium Studios

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