TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year Programme Launched to Recognise Student Excellence

By June 21, 2021 Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, today launched a new ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’ programme to promote, celebrate and recognise excellence in education.


FE colleges that are members of TIGA will have the opportunity to nominate a ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’ from each of their TIGA accredited courses. TIGA will review all the submissions and award the best nominees the accolade of ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’. Students from TIGA accredited courses will be eligible for the Award.  The deadline for submissions is 28th July 2021, with the winners announced in September.  For more information about nominating a ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’, see: https://tiga.org/education-awards/2021-categories


The TIGA programme is being launched in collaboration with Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work based learning qualifications, to promote excellence in education. For more information about TIGA accreditation, please contact: suzi@tiga.org


Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:


“Our TIGA BTEC Learner programme will promote, celebrate and recognise excellence in education. TIGA accredited courses will be able to offer their students an industry recognised prize. Successful students will be able to highlight an industry prize on their CV.  Studios and education providers will be able to identify excellent learners. We look forward to working with FE colleges, promoting excellence with Pearson and applauding the successful learners.”


Chris Kingsley OBE, Co-Founder and CTO at Rebellion and Chair of the TIGA Education Committee, said:


“It is exciting to see TIGA launching the TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year program in conjunction with Pearson. This should really help to drive high standards in education and will mean that  talented students get rewarded by industry for their work. It will also assist games developers to broaden access pathways and find high quality staff though routes that they might not have considered before.”


Emma Smith, Head of Talent at Creative Assembly said;


“The UK video games industry is growing and we need high quality talented people to work on our games. Initiatives like TIGA’s TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year programme are fantastic for encouraging excellence in education and promoting the talent of the future. I look forward to seeing the successful learners!”


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