Created in 2008, Train2Game (T2G) is the only online blended learning college that offers people the chance to qualify as a Games Designer, Games Developer, Games Artist and Animator or Games QA Tester with a TIGA Diploma and was created to meet the specific industry skills shortages as recognised by TIGA.
Train2Game is fully supported by TIGA who are the independent awarding and examination body for the blended learning courses:-
One of the reasons why TIGA got involved with Train2Game is because the games industry is suffering from skills shortages. Our research shows that in 2008 63% of games businesses’ were suffering from skills shortages, such as Programmers, Games Designers and also Project Managers as well, one of the key shortages was programming. So one of the good things about the Train2Game courses approach is we are taking a direct step at trying to remunerate those skills shortages.
TIGA has been working with Train2Game to ensure the content of the courses are strong, we have established a examinations committee, which is made up of some of key studios in the United Kingdom”.
Train2Game fully supports TIGA with their goals and we aim to help the UK games industry by providing it with a skilled and talented resource, which will help build its future.
Our Mission Statement
As the UK’s most successful online blended learning college, Train2Game will set the standard for Games Design and Development blended learning education. With this we will ensure that students gain the necessary skills and experience to help them towards their own personal career goals. We will also provide a valuable insight into the multi-billion dollar computer games industry, engaging only the best educators to ensure that its courses reflect the latest technologies, information and teaching principles relevant to the games industry of today.
The UK games industry is a tough industry to enter into. However, we will endeavour to make this a little easier by helping students to open a few doors with the knowledge they gain from their courses, as well as provide them with the resources needed to create a portfolio relevant to obtaining the position they want in this competitive market.
The Train2Game Community
The students on a Train2Game course can communicate with each other through a number of official Train2Game community platforms, most notably, the Train2Game forum. Feel free to join in on the discussions to learn more about Train2Game or the UK games industry, you don’t need to be a student to register and our students will be happy to welcome you.