Games QA Software Testers work with the developers and they look after the software testing process. Their role is to discover and document the software defects within the game. You will not be just playing games all day!

The course has been created by the games industry for the games industry. It gives the student a blend of both technical teaching and learning infrastructure that is relevant.

The course is a mixture of home-based learning and the use of a remote intranet system that allows you to interact with lectures, course tutors and fellow students. You will need a basic computing knowledge, persistence, patience,but most importantly you need a passion and commitment for video games.

The course is a popular way to gain entry into the video games industry. In the course you will learn how a QA Tester works with the designers and developers of a game to discover and document errors within the game.  From the start you will develop an understanding of the main gaming mechanics which will enable you to learn how games are tested on every level, the reporting system that lists the bug errors and learn the quality control that games companies use. After finishing the course the student will have a working portfolio to show potential new employers.


  • QA Software Tester will ensure that a game runs from start to finish in the way that is meant to, this means there are no unexpected errors and the game player can enjoy the game as it is supposed to be played.
  • The QA Software Tester will be involved in analyzing issues in games and then deconstructing these issues with recommendations on how they can be fixed and even how the gameplay can be improved further.

Games QA Tester Salary and Conditions

  • Starting salary of £12,000 to £18,000, with a typical salary at senior level with several years of experience of £25,000 to £30,000 (salary depends on company type, size and location of employer).
  • Some companies offer bonuses or a profit-sharing scheme.
  • Working hours are usually flexible, with many animators starting later than 9am. However, working hours are generally long and animators often work a 40-hour week or more.
  • In order to try to meet games completion deadlines, games tester teams may need to work a 60 to 80-hour week, including work over the weekends.
  • The role is typically office, studio or production house based, although there are some freelancers working from home.
  • QA Software testers tend to work in a team environment. In order to meet the complex nature of contemporary games, the size of teams can reach almost 200 individuals. It is not uncommon for groups and individual team members to be located remotely, both in the UK and other parts of the world.

*(Source – National Career Service)

Below are some of the key objectives that are part of the course:

  • Fundamentals of games software testing and quality assurance.
  • Recognising the key concepts in testing.
  • Learning the bug fixing process and programs that games companies use.
  • Learning to work within the team environment of games developers and designers.
Q: When do the courses start?

There is a constant enrolment process - new courses are starting all the time and you may enrol at a time to suit you.

Q: Who will teach & instruct me?

Qualified & Experienced Course Tutors.

Q: What qualifications do I need to start studying the different courses?

A Course Advisor will initially assess each individual's ability and recommend which course is best suited.

Q: If I fail an exam?

Exam modules can be re-taken.

Q: What is the cost?

Courses start from as little as £15 per week. Subject to status, there are easy payment options that are interest free and allow you to repay your course fees over 24 or 36 months.


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Why Us ?

There has never been a better time to join the video games industry. It is now worth over £36bn globally per year - which is a bigger industry than both the movie and music business.

With the arrival of digital distribution, games now have a global opportunity via mobile, PC, tables and desktops. Five years ago it would taken a huge marketing budget and a team of 200 to bring a game to PlayStation or Xbox, but now it is also possible for a small team or even one programmer to launch a game and for it to become popular all over the world....



  • Since getting my diploma I got employment straight away.

  • My course is supported by the games industry that gave me the confidence to choose the course

  • The course gave me an awesome portfolio that got me the interview and then the job – thank you




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