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Gametech Trainer enhances skills in the latest immersive technologies and boosts CPD opportunities through educational enrichment for academics and university teams.


Level-up your career

Gametech Trainer is open to academics and university staff from any background, not limited to tech. Immersive technologies have applications across various industries, making it relevant for diverse expertise.

It is a part-time, fully remote training programme, uniquely designed for academics and university employees to upskill in the latest cutting-edge video game and immersive technologies – Unity and Unreal Engine.

Delivered over 8 months, the programme offers live sessions fortnightly while also providing access to course content through an online portal, including all session recordings. This ensures you can learn at your own pace and in a flexible way that suits you.

You can choose to upskill in the following specialist areas:
• Unity Programmer
• Unity Artist
• Unreal Developer

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Learn from the best in the industry

Spearheaded by technology veteran Simon Benson, the creator of PlayStation VR and Immersive Technology Director at IN4 Group, Gametech Trainer is an industry-leading programme. With close to 30 years of commercial immersive development experience, including military R&D, motorsports, and consumer entertainment, Simon has led multi-million AAA game projects, pioneering stereoscopic 3D console gaming, and is cited as an inventor on over 50 patents.

This course combines guided learning from our expert delivery team with practical workshops and self-learning time. As such, learners must be self-motivated and ready to actively engage with the programme.

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Course Content

The comprehensive programme delivers fortnightly guided learning and practical sessions, each lasting approximately 4 hours. Gametech Trainer live sessions will run concurrently with the academic calendar, every other Wednesday, from November to June.

Benefits to you:
• Train to an industry-standard level
• Boost your career growth and employability
• Enhance your teaching and research skills
• Innovate with new creative, interactive tools
• Integrate world-class immersive technologies into your teaching or job role

Benefits to your university:
• Update industry pedagogy in real-time 3D, AR and VR tech
• Supports teaching and learning by developing more engaging and interactive content for students, which helps increase retention
• Graduate outcomes – Supports employability by providing graduates with relevant industry knowledge and technical skills
• Creates more dynamic and effective learning experiences for students and clients

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After the course, individuals who choose to specialise in Unity Programmer or Unity Artist will feel prepared to take the official Unity Associate and Professional exams and gain Unity Certified Instructor status if they wish. Those who develop their skills as an Unreal Developer will be prepared to work across a broad range of industries with essential skills in both art and programming.

Access to previous lessons and downloadable resources are available through our portal for 30 days after course completion.

Continued use of course materials and further detailed resources designed to implement into your own institution are available through the Gametech on Campus programme.

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Eligibility criteria

• Gametech Trainer is open to individuals working in academia or any professional setting, regardless of their specific role or capacity
• All participants will need to commit to this as a part-time course
• No prior IT experience is required, but individuals should be confident in working independently online across a variety of platforms
• Access to a laptop capable of running software resources like Unity, Blender, Unreal Engine, Microsoft Teams, Discord, and more. Your laptop should also have a functioning microphone and camera
• Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential
• Experience in delivering training or prior experience with game engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine and an understanding of programming languages is not essential, though may be beneficial

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Programme fees

For new participants starting in 2023-2024, the programme can be funded through university CPD budgets or from personal finances at the cost of £3,000 (+VAT). Payment is required upfront before the start of the course through a range of options. Contact us for further details on payment options.

Apply now for Gametech Trainer

Complete the short application form with your details and then click submit. Our admissions team will review your form and will be in touch to discuss your application, walk through the programme structure and find out which specialism is best for you.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19th January with a start date of either Wednesday 24th January or Wednesday 31st January 2023, 1-5 pm GMT time

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact: