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UGLA courses are open to everyone,
even if you have no experience working in video games

Start in QA (game testing) or video games journalism

Learn studio management skills or how to run an Esports business

Or take courses in game design, programming, art and sound

The biggest and fastest growing sector
in the entertainment industry
with jobs for everyone!

Video games and esports are the fastest growing sectors in the entertainment industry with consistent double-digit growth over the last few years.

And there are jobs for everyone!

Testing video games
Legal and intellectual property
Finance and accounting
Human resourses, recruitment and personnel
Art and design
Music and Sound

Get a qualification in a sector that is dynamic and fun, with fantastic opportunities to grow your career.


Anthony Charlton

Executive Director

Experienced marketing professional and business strategist across multiple sectors including specialist knowledge of information technology, the blockchain and the video games industry. Anthony has senior leadership experience, business coach, mentor and school governor.

Anthony is passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to work in the video games industry..


Simon Bailey

Course Coordinator

Experienced Director and Executive Producer of Video Games. A developer, dealmaker and publisher – focused primarily on Console, Mobile and PC DLC markets; 30+ game titles developed and published; Licence-holder, Stake-holder, Platform owner.

Simon has produced some well-known titles including Peppa Pig, Scooby-Doo, Doctor Who and High School Musical


Luke Richards

Programme Leader

With a background in education and the arts, and a long history as a science fiction and fantasy author, Luke first went into narrative design, but he quickly co-founded the indie studio, Black Cat Entertainment, a games studio centred on outreach and education.

From teaching children, to teaching at university; published author and narrative designer.


Jon Reid

Project Manager

Senior Project Manager with 20 years experience of delivering complex, multi-million dollar development projects.

Five years of applying extensive project management skills and techniques to video game development.

APMP accredited and experienced in multiple project management processes including Agile and Prince2


Tom Brown

Academy Tutor

Previously, Tom worked at GlobalStep UK as a QA Lead, testing games, apps and websites across a variety of different platforms including iOS, Android, PC, Mac as well as consoles such as PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

om was also the Assistant Tutor for GlobalStep Games Academy, teaching students the skills of QA testing on a nine week intensive course.


Jason Uncles

Academy Tutor

Jason has been working within the video games industry for over 5 years and has trained over 200+ individuals,  most of them working within the industry today!

The video games industry has been a life changer for me, in which I can honestly say, when working with the right people can be one of the most rewarding and fun work environments out there


Abi T Smith


Abi is a veteran communications professional with wide-ranging experience, from magazine publishing, freelance writing and university lecturing, to managing communications for a global NGO.

Abi says she is working to become a more giving, creative and thoughtful human being, and to serve the world in the best way she can.


Naina Rawat


With an MSc in Marketing Communications and her finger on the pulse, Naina oversees marketing and digital communications.

Primarily focused on digital and social media, Naina also works on public relations & advertising