Barnet and Southgate College recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Games, Animation and VFX Industries as they join NextGen Skills Academy

NextGen is pleased to announce that they are working with Barnet and Southgate College to offer students in North London the AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills from September 2021.

Barnet and Southgate College provide high quality and impactful training and learning opportunities through a broad-based education offer, facilitating learning opportunities that equip students to make positive forward steps into a career, ongoing education or continuing personal development.

Marcia Deakin, Co-Founder of NextGen Skills Academy, said:

“NextGen, along with our Employer Steering Group (ESG), is very proud to welcome Barnet and Southgate College to the NextGen Education Network. All providers of the NextGen AIM qualification undergo an application process with our industry partners. We’re happy to say that following this process, Barnet and Southgate College has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by some of the biggest employers in the UK’s Creative Industries.
“Our ESG were particularly impressed by the Senior Management Team’s exciting vision for the college, and a NextGen course within it that will benefit the local community and industry. We are looking forward to working with the team there to educate and inspire the next generation of leading digital talent in North London.”

Neil Coker, Principal and Assistant Chief Executive of Barnet and Southgate College said:

“We are delighted to become one of the select partner colleges of NextGen Skills Academy. The Games, Animation and VFX industries are developing rapidly nationally but also specifically in our region, and we believe this partnership will enable us to further develop our current related curriculum offer and provide enhanced training for the future workforce.
“Our future students will benefit hugely from our partnership with NextGen, which will give them access to an industry relevant qualification and a standard of training, experience and industry links that will enable them to progress into employment of further training. We are very excited to welcome our first cohort of students in September.”

Barnet and Southgate College are taking applications now to start the AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills in September 2021. For more details and to start your application visit: NextGen Skills Academy at Barnet and Southgate College.

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