Level 4 Skills Bootcamp in Games Development - iungo Solutions

Level 4 Skills Bootcamp in Games Development

Venture into new worlds with this Skills Bootcamp in Games Development fully-funded by UK Government.

Learn to design, develop and optimise professional 2D and 3D games using professional-grade tools including Unity and Blender.

This is a 16-week, flexible, part-time programme, delivered in a hybrid format in Bristol City Centre over 3 evenings (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) and a full day on Saturday per week. During this programme you will complete a live project set by a Games or Animation employer and develop the skills required to apply directly for games development roles within this fast-growing and vibrant sector. You will be supported through a personal development plan to help you to maximise your opportunities to gain employment after completing the Skills Bootcamp.

You will be guaranteed an interview for a live vacancy in Bristol City Centre upon completion of the programme. You will also achieve a formal qualification in Games Development, build a Development Portfolio, and receive personalised support to develop your CV and employability skills.

This is an intermediate Digital Skills & Employability Programme for people with a limited background in games design or development or software development. There are no specific entry requirements for applying to the Skills Bootcamp in Games Development. 

Applicants may typically be:

  • Graduates with a degree in a creative or numeracy-based subject
  • Career changers transferring from a technology or creative sector
  • Career returners refreshing their digital skills
  • People with creative and design backgrounds wanting to develop technical skills
  • Artists, Gamers and Esports professionals

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis against our “AAA” Criteria: Attitude, Aptitude and Ambition.

  • Week 1: Introduction to the Unity Interface and Design Documentation
  • Week 2: Scripting and Character Controls
  • Week 3: 2D Asset Design and Animations
  • Week 4: Level Design, Narrative and Storyboarding
  • Week 5: Version Control, 2D Game Project and Pitching
  • Week 6: Introduction to Unity 3D and Character Controls
  • Week 7: 3D Asset Creation and Animation, Audio Design
  • Week 8: Whiteboxing, Prototyping and Optimisation 
  • Week 9: Textures and Agent Based Systems
  • Week 10: 3D Game Project and Pitching

Outcome: Guaranteed interview with a Bristol employer upon completion of the Skills Bootcamp in Games Development.

Qualification: AIM Level 4 Award in Games Development

Other Benefits:

  • One-to-one Career Coaching
  • Regular Employer Lunch & Learns
  • Competitive Paid Placement Scheme
  • Confidence Building and Support – Presentations & Pitching, Selling Yourself to Employers
  • Socials and Casual Networking Events
  • CV Writing and Portfolio Creation Support

You will be guaranteed an interview for a live vacancy in the Bristol area upon completion of this Skills Bootcamp. You can also progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship in Games Development once in employment or self-employment.

You could also undertake an approved Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) such as a Foundation Degree in Software Development or a Higher National Diploma in Applied Computing with Exeter College.

This programme is fully-funded by the UK Government for eligible participants. 

To be eligible for funding, you must:

  • have right to live and work in the UK; and
  • have been resident in the UK for at least three years; and
  • be a current resident in England; and
  • be aged at least 19 years or older upon 31st August 2023.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers may be eligible if they have been in the UK for more than 6 months. People currently residing in the UK on a Student Visa are unofrtunately not eligible for funding.

You will need to provide evidence of your identity, address, and Right to Work. Your eligibility will be assessed in accordance with the Adult Education Budget Funding Guidelines published on the UK Government Website.

Check your eligibility for funding using our Funding Eligibility Checker.

Key Information

Start Date

18 March 2024

End Date

06 July 2024

Duration

16 weeks

Mode

Part-Time - Evenings & Weekends

Format

Hybrid

Location

iungo Bristol, BS1

Product ID

IUN4CDG

Delivery Code

244014