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Mastering Quality Assurance (QA) with Dan Ahern

Build the solid foundations you need to succeed in QA alongside an industry veteran with deep experience on global hits like Fall Guys and Returnal.  

  • 100% live online course (no pre-recorded content) 
  • Develop a deep understanding of core QA principles and tools, with knowledge on how to work with them
  • You will get a portfolio of credited QA work based on a real project
  • Get to grips with how QA fits into the typical development cycle of a videogame.
  • A perfect foundation for anyone looking to prep for a career in QA or their first role in games 
  • Only 30 spaces available on the course
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Course Dates: 2nd - 20th September 2024 / 6pm-8pm BST / See FAQ for full dates and times 

You'll love learning with us

"I've loved every minute of this course it's been inspiring and full of new skills I didn't know I needed - thank you very much!"
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JOSEPH, Concept ARTIST
"Was great to get such hands on feedback from a pro - rare to find unless paying insane amounts or still in education."
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Jenna, LEVEL DESIGNER
"I feel significantly more prepared to build up my portfolio now, thanks to this course. Really enjoyed it."
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LILY, CONCEPT ARTIST
"I felt really connected to my huddle group, we were such a good gang. Loved the course and tutor, everything worked really well - 100% doing another one.  
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ILYA, LEVEL DESIGNER
"No compalints at all - loved every minute of it. Thank you helping my productivity!
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JORGE, LEVEL DESIGNER
"Thank you to our Sprint Coordinators, they were so helpful and friendly. It was great to have something so feedback orientated."
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Helen, concept artist

Who is this course for?

Our courses cater to semi-skilled individuals aiming to advance their game development practice, including university and college games students and grads, hobbyists & indie devs, and junior professionals seeking career progression. If you are not sure if this is for you, please contact us.

You want to expand your skillset to a professional level

Explore additional skill, workflows and techniques with a high-level guide

You want to pivot from within or into games development

Get specfic industry knowledge and build on your foundation for a smooth transition

You want to upskill into a higher role

Get to the next level of your career as a junior or indie dev - theres no limit to how far you can go

Requirements

We are a little bit different from other online courses so please make sure you are clear on what we offer and if you are at the right stage in your learning journey to take part. Get in touch if unsure.

Prerequisites

You need to be age 18+. You should have a reasonable understanding of the game development process.  

Delivery

This is an online course, with all live sessions taking place in the evenings from 6pm-8.30pm BST.   

Study Duration

We expect participants to work at least 10 hours per week on this programme. 

Software

You will not need access to any specialist equipment for this course, other than a standard desktop computer/laptop.

Course length

3 weeks with 9 live sessions and optional small group work 

🤚Hang on, why are Sprints different? 

100% Live & Exclusive

No recorded videos here, this is a live course run over a 3-week period in real-time. You need to be committed and ready to work, but you'll get so much more out of it.

Work with Industry Heroes

All sprints are delivered by the most experienced professionals in the sector. You'll get decades of knowledge condensed into 3-weeks of practical work and Q+A time.

Highly Affordable

Our courses are priced from £13 a day. For this level of learning, you won't find anything better. We also provide discounted placements those from low-income backgrounds. Email us for access

Long Term Support

Our focus is on helping you eventually get hired. By joining a Sprint, you will automatically become part of the Into Games talent network, with future access to opportunities in 40+ UK games studios.

Project based

Every sprint you take part in will aim to give you one high-quality portfolio piece for you to use on your career journey. This work is practical and team-led. 

Small Groups

Our cohorts are no more than 30 people and we break this down further into working groups of 4 or 5. This makes for the optimal learning experience.

Course Dates: 2nd - 20th September 2024

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Frequently asked questions

What does this cost?

£199 for the 3 weeks. This is only £13 a day for live sessions with some of the best games professionals in the world. Courses can be paid for in instalments over a 6 month period if required.  

When does the course run?

Over the 3-weeks, you will attend 9 live sessions in addtion to a number of group sessions with your peers on the cohort. These will all take place between 6pm and 8pm BST (UK time). We suggest working around 10-15 hours per week to get the most from the Sprint.     

Is financial Aid or assistance available?

Yes. If you are on Universal Credit, you will receive 10% off the price. If you are a care leaver or were eligible for free school meals when growing up, you can qualify for a discount of up to 80%. There is a limited amount of these places available per Sprint and this is only valid for UK residents. Please message us directly.

I can't make all the dates - is this still for me?

While we recommend that you try to attend as many of the live and group sessions as possible, we understand that might not be possible. All sessions are recorded for participants, and you have 24-7 access to content and support for the duration of the Sprint.

What are the technical requirements?

You will need access to a computer for the duration of the Sprint. 

Is this for complete beginners?

No. You should have at least 1 years worth of practice within this discipline area (this could include some of a degree, college or personal study time in an adjacent area). You should have a basic portfolio of work. If you are at all unsure, please email us.  
Meet your sprint leader

Dan Ahern

Dan Ahern is a Technical Designer, having previously worked in QA at Radical Forge, Tonic Games (Fall Guys) and Climax Studios (Returnal). He’s passionate about helping people get into the world of Quality Assurance, and an advocate for improving the perception and treatment of QA professionals industry wide.
Patrick Jones - Course author