Forging the future of the gaming and digital workforce with Pearson BTEC and TIGA

Thu Jun 17 10:00:00 UTC 2021

Pearson BTEC are pleased to announce that we have partnered with TIGA (The Independent Games Association) in support of our range of BTEC qualifications in Creative Media, Creative IT and Computing and Art and Design. This new partnership will allow Pearson educators to strengthen their connections with industry, whilst offering networking opportunities with industry and other educational professionals.

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TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers, and the trade association representing the video games industry within the UK. Their work complements a range of BTEC qualifications aimed at helping learners develop careers in the industry, such as BTEC Games Design and Development pathways within our BTEC National Level 3 Creative Media qualifications. This is a timely partnership, as reports suggest that the gaming industry is forecast to have an annual growth rate of around 12.9% over the coming years.*

Becky Laffan, Senior Employer and Commercial Partnership Manager at Pearson said, "We are delighted to be working with TIGA to offer colleges this fantastic opportunity to strenghthen their relationship with industry". 

The partnership allows colleges delivering Pearson BTEC qualifications to become TIGA members and apply for TIGA accreditation at a reduced rate, offering access to a range of benefits, including;

  • potential eligibility for education provider of the year award featured at the TIGA UK Games Education Awards

  • eligibility to enter a learner for the TIGA BTEC learner of the year award

  • use of TIGA accreditation logo on programme materials 

  • ability to join the TIGA Education Committee to feed directly into education related issues and topics

  • have an unrivalled champion in the media and in political circles.

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, CEO TIGA said “We look forward to working with FE colleges, promoting excellence with Pearson and applauding the successful learners.”

TIGA have released a statement on the above on their website.

To apply for TIGA membership or accreditation, please contact suzi@tiga.org.

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