12 November 2015 – It is widely known, in the public domain, that Train2Game is leading the way bringing City & Guilds to the gaming sector.
This decision was not taken lightly and followed an extensive period of consultation with our students who persuaded us to go the City and Guilds route.
Subsequently, a tiny number of students, for reasons unknown, claimed this was a retrograde step, one deciding to raise the issue with the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The Ombudsman service stated in their findings, “I think that in this case the alternative offered is a better quality product…..”
Adding, “……the new qualification is more widely recognised internationally and is more prestigious so likely to lead to better opportunities for students”.
The Ombudsman service also stated, “I am persuaded that the new qualification offered is better than Mr S signed up for. If he had completed the course I think it is likely he would have been in a better position to get a job”.
Train2Game welcomes the final decision and endorsement of the Ombudsman that the complaint was unfounded and that City and Guilds exam (qualification) is superior to TIGA exam (qualification).
In view of this decision Train2Game will continue to lead the way bringing the “more prestigious” qualification(s) to its students and to the gaming sector via City & Guilds.
Train2Game is proud to announce the launch of Train2Game.tv an information hub to share how other students do it, what they are achieving and much more.
The TV is on air 24/7 and includes Train2Game interviews with big industry names such as Peter Molyneux, Ian Livingstone, other industry veterans and the views of Train2Game students.
The channel also has a link to lead you to www.train2game-news.co.uk where you can keep up to date with all the goings on of the games industry including what new games are being released, up coming game events and what Train2Game students are currently working, how their City and Guilds is helping them and the latest jobs
If you would like to see all this information simply visit http://www.train2game.tv and enjoy all the knowledge readily available. Get inspired with Train2Game TV
Train2Game Games Development, Games Design and Industry Specific Art and Animation for the Computer Games Industry – now City & Guilds accredited
The UK’s leading vocational education organisation, City & Guilds, has today approved Train2Game courses, designed to develop videogames industry professionals, as recognised qualifications. The courses, offered exclusively by Train2Game, are specifically designed to provide people seeking to pursue a career in videogames with an unrivalled, yet affordable, combination of blended learning and practical experience.
Train2Game will now offer qualifications in: Industry Specific Games Development for the Computer Gaming, Industry Specific Games Design for the Computer Gaming and Industry Specific Art and Animation for the Computer Gaming. The enhanced status qualifications are available to all students who enroll on Train2Game courses as of the 1st March 2012.
Train2Game, Principal, Myra Smallman, said: “To have the Train2Game qualifications recognised by such a reputable organisation as City & Guilds is a testament to their quality. We are fully committed to equipping our students with the very best skills and experience to help them fulfill their dreams of a career in the videogames industry, and this accreditation is a significant milestone in realising this goal.”
Portfolio Manager for ICT at City & Guilds, Ken Gaines said: “We wereimpressed with Train2Game’s blended learning program and their huge emphasis on helping people gain employment on completion of their training. It was a natural fit with the City & Guilds approach to vocational education. We hope that this industry-oriented programme, backed by a City & Guilds qualification will help attract a new generation of talent to drive the videogames industry in the UK to new heights .”