Still image showing two floating robots in a workshop setting, taken from the 'Quick Fix' trailer created during the Blue Zoo x NextGen Virtual Animation Studio Bootcamp in November 2021. Images of Blue Zoo, NextGen and Ufi VocTech Trust logos.

NextGen Creative Skills Hub

Take your Games, Animation and VFX learning and skills to the next level with the NextGen Creative Skills Hub, part of the Mayor's Academies Programme

The Mayor of London is helping Londoners to access jobs and skills opportunities, to get the support they need to reskill as a first step towards a new career. The NextGen Creative Skills Hub is working on a calendar of short courses, bootcamps, employment advice, and further training to prepare Londoners for work in the Games, Animation and VFX sectors, wherever they currently are on their career journey.

NextGen is working with studios in London’s bustling creative industries to ensure all training opportunities meet their skills and employability needs. So, you can be assured that all training provided is industry approved and will be designed to help you gain the skills needed to enter employment. Read on for current courses and sign-up our Hub Newsletter to receive updates on new learning and training opportunities.

The NextGen Creative Skills Hub is funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme.

Register now for a FREE Introduction to Games, Animation and VFX Bootcamp at Southwark College!

Are you interested in a career in Games, Animation or VFX but unsure where to start? Register now for a free Introduction to the Creative Industries Bootcamp at Southwark College London from 28th November – 9th December 2022!

Take your professional and personal skills to the next level and:

✔️ Gain knowledge about the industry
✔️ Meet employers and industry professionals
✔️ Learn skills needed for employment and the GAVFX industry
✔️ Discover and plan your next steps
✔️ Gain a Level 1 qualification to add to your CV
✔️ Lunch and Amazon Vouchers provided!

This bootcamp is for those wanting to learn about the skills you need to get in to and get on in Games, Animation or VFX. The course is suitable for anyone 18+ inspired to work in the creative industries, whether you have existing technical skills, experience in creating GAVFX, or are a complete newbie 🎉

The bootcamp is delivered at Southwark College from the 28th November to 9th December 2022! The bootcamp runs Monday to Friday and includes industry led-sessions and lunch. If you’re interested leave your details below and we'll be in touch!

Expression of Interest Form
Work in progress image of a workshop environment created in Blender during the first Blue Zoo x NextGen Virtual Animation Studio Bootcamp
Work in progress image of a workshop environment created in Blender during the first Blue Zoo x NextGen Virtual Animation Studio Bootcamp
Work in progress image of a conveyor belt animated asset created using Blender.Work in progress image of a workshop environment created in Blender during the first Blue Zoo x NextGen Virtual Animation Studio Bootcamp

Eligibility and Expression of Interest for all Hub Courses and Training

All training run through the NextGen London Hub will be open to learners 18+ who live within the Greater London Authority Area.

Among other activities there will be specific courses for career changers, those looking to consolidate their existing skills before starting an apprenticeship or employment, and fundamental skills programmes for those starting their journey in the industry.

If you want to be kept informed and the first to hear when the NextGen Creative Skills Hub launches please leave your email via our Expression of Interest Form below.

Expression of Interest Form

Employers and Education Partners – Get involved!

If you are a studio, employer, or educational organisation interested in finding out more about the NextGen Creative Skills Hub we’d love to hear from and work with you! Simply email Shannice McCalla, Hub Programme Manager, and she will be in touch.

This exciting programme is funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme and is delivered by NextGen Skills Academy in partnership with Southwark College and Barnet and Southgate College.