Games Testing Course – Level 1
Give your career a kick-start and learn how to be a games tester from industry experts. Our Level 1 intensive course covers all aspects of games testing and is, without doubt, the fastest and most effective way into the games industry.
The course is eight week’s long, with an additional week’s work experience at the end. After nine weeks you could be applying for a tester’s job. This is a career move, not a bog-standard educational course. We’ll even help you craft a quality CV to help you on your way.
A massive amount! The course will cover 14 subject areas totalling 130 different topics. You’ll learn everything you need to know about bugs – how to find them, how to write them up, how to categorise them, and how to use them within a database. We’ll also teach you how to carry out all the fundamental testing types – destructive testing, scripted testing, compatibility testing – the list goes on. Your brain will be positively overflowing with QA knowledge by the time you start your work experience.
£1850. This one off payment includes the eight week learning course, all materials and a week’s work experience. A worthwhile investment when you think you can earn that in just over two months once you’re a pro games tester.
The next available course starts in mid-January 2018. Courses will commence on alternate months throughout the year. There are additional diploma courses currently in development – watch this space for more info.
No. Obviously, an interest in video games is expected. It would also help to be a good written and verbal communicator and a strong team player. These attributes exist in all of the best games testers.
A lowdown of the course
This unique short course combines a sophisticated online platform with real-world, expert training. There will be eight weeks of learning and interactive lessons on how to test a video game across various platforms. You will learn all about the different types of ‘common’ bugs, the reporting procedures, how to communicate problems and issues to developers, and the various tools and software used in the industry. The course also incorporates a week’s work experience which will take place at Testology’s HQ, so you can see first-hand what it’s like to be in the thick of testing a game in development. At the end of the course, you will leave with a Test-thru-ology Academy certificate, an impressive CV and a brain full of invaluable games testing knowledge!
About Test thru Ology
Test-thru-ology is a brand new QA Academy where students are given the opportunity to study for the industry’s first ever certificate in games testing. The academy is the educational arm of Testology, a QA company that has been at the forefront of the video games industry for more than a decade. Based in Aldershot, Hampshire, Test-thru-ology will create the future generation of QA experts, supporting each student at every stage of their journey to be a games tester. The course is accredited by AIM and is set to become the testing stamp of approval for the industry.