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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.

“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

"This is the quality stamp that employers have been waiting for. Graduating from this course, which has been developed with industry, gives the employer assurance that candidates have already gained and demonstrated the core skills needed to hit the ground running at work from day one."

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

“Ubisoft is delighted to have collaborated with NextGen Skills Academy on 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 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 offers."

— Tony Orsten, CEO, The Imaginarium Studios

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