TIGA Press Releases
Reassessment of National Occupational Standards for Video Games
Publish Date: Tuesday 12th June 2012
the trade association representing the UK games industry, is helping to
generate new National Occupational Standards for video games.
Working with Creative Skillset and other partners, the aim is to reassess the standards for games qualifications throughout the UK. TIGA representatives from universities and companies, including Bedfordshire University, Portsmouth University, Crytek, Remode and Blitz Games Studios, will be feeding into the process.
Creative Skillset is asking industry practitioners and experts to get involved. The current Standards were developed with industry representatives in 2007 and the better the standards, the more relevant and flexible the qualifications that can be developed to ensure people are trained up with the right skills.
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
"It is important that the industry reassesses the National Occupational Standards which underpin video games qualifications given the fast moving nature of our sector. Games qualifications must meet the needs of industry and so it is good to have this opportunity to review and update the National Occupational Standards.”
To participate in the Steering Group to advise and guide Creative Skillset on the development of the National Occupational Standards, please contact Luke Savage on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7713 9807.
Notes to editors:
About TIGA: TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.
TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation. TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email email@example.com.