Unity Centre of Excellence Professional Programmer Academy

Part Time 12 Weeks Online

What will I learn?

In this course you will learn how to program using the Unity game engine. This will involve using Unity Collaborate, which allows you to carry out source control from within the Unity Editor. We will also cover other source code tools such as GitHub and Git. You will add features to an existing Unity project such as movement, screen wrapping, health/scoring system, particle effects, multiple levels and more. This will feature in the first 2 weeks of the course which will be delivered by Unity instructors. You will then complete a Unity Hackathon, also delivered by Unity instructors, allowing you to work in teams to deliver a project from scratch. We will also discuss how commerical projects are delivered by using the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) which makes use of Agile working. We will be looking into the potential roles you can find yourself in after completing the course. We will show you Unity products and how they are being used in industry whilst looking at XR. After completing these sessions there will be a few weeks to allow you to carry out some self-study to help you prepare for the internationally recognised Unity Certified Professional Programmer exam. Around this time there will be sessions dedicated to helping you improve your CV to help you hit the ground running. The final weeks of the academy will involve working on a real-life commerical project where you will gain valuable experience that will help solidify your understanding with using Unity. When the academy ends we will help you get an interview for a developer job that uses Unity.


The Unity Centre of Excellence Professional Programmer Academy is a 12-week remote learning course in which you will receive unrivalled Unity certification training from Unity Instructors. During this course, you will be equipped with all the necessary skills to sit the Internationally recognised Unity Certified Professional Programmer exam. This exam tests the core skills needed to contribute to the technical execution of a project from conception through to launch, and beyond. The Unity Centre of Excellence Professional Programmer Academy is dedicated to creating highly employable Unity Programmers that are ready to flourish into a new career, or exceed their performance in their current role. ​ Careers in technology are competitive but gaining the internationally recognised Unity Professional Programmer Certification will demonstrate your technical skillset and applied knowledge to future employers, while also positioning you above potential competitors.

Alongside this you will also have direct communications with recruitment experts at HOST, supporting you with all your career needs through the likes of employability workshops, CV assessments and an industry based project delivered by our partner V360. ​ Sitting the Unity Certified Professional Programmer course gives you access to exclusive Unity self study materials for 12 months, meaning you will still be able to further develop your skills for 9 months after you graduate.

What are the requirements?

Prior experience in programming is essential, a computer science related degree is preferable. The candidate should have also previously used the Unity Development Platform either during studying or in a professional environment.

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Key skills

Unity Development Software Production 3D Rendering C# Scripting Real-time 3D XR Debugging Optimising Project Management Agile development (SDLC) Source Control Commercial Experience Team Working Communication Skills CV Writing
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