Teach Programming with Gamemaker

Gamemaker is an excellent tool for delivering games programming in your classroom. It is suitable for anyone from aged 8 to adult. It has a very shallow learning curve but can still create professional quality games.  
No knowledge of programming is required to start creating your own games or interactive resources. Quickly gain skills as a games designer and discover progression routes for your more advanced learners.


This course relies on freely downloadable Gamemaker Studio 2, so no software purchase is required, just a desire to learn.  The skills and techniques on this course are directly transferable to other versions of Gamemaker eg. Gamemaker Studio 1.4, Gamemaker 8, 8.1 etc.

Participants will gain the skills needed to teach Games Design/Programming in the classroom even if you have never done anything similar before. There are no course pre-requisites apart from the ability to use a computer.

Go from absolute beginner to designing simple 2D games and interactive content suitable for use in the classroom.

GamemakerCodeThe course also includes tips on delivering games design courses, differential learning, peer evaluation techniques and ideas for projects.

Learn how to create your own interactive whiteboard software and other classroom resources.

Gamemaker is easy to use but immensely powerful at the same time. Students start with drag and drop programming and later add scripting to their skills.

Gamemaker is simple enough for anyone to produce games in hours but  powerful enough to create professional software that can produce native applications for Windows computers. With the paid for version the same software can output to the Mac, Android, Iphone as well as HTML5 games and animations.

After attending this Gamemaker course you will be able to teach Games Design and programming with Gamemaker to your classes. You will also be able to create your own interactive whiteboard resources.

Hotel or Training Venue Course

This course is held as a one day course in hotels or training venues at various locations. The price is for the training and includes lunch and refreshments. Participants are required to bring a laptop with Gamemaker Studio 2 installed.

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In School Course

This course can be held in your school to train your own teachers and teachers from nearby. Contact us to book a date for your in-school training.

Course Tutor

The course is delivered by David Batty, who has 28 years of classroom experience teaching computing, and has been a programmer for 37 years. David delivers courses for the AQA, Westminster Briefing, Code College and other organisations as required.  He is the UK’s busiest IT teacher trainer having delivered training to over 6000 teachers in the past 8 years.

Booking or More Information

If you would like to book  training delivered in your school or if you would like more information on this or any of our other courses then you can either email or phone us on 01772 454328 (10am to 10pm – 7 days a week)

What teachers say about our Gamemaker Course…..

Excellent course. Good balance of speed and challenge. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended for teachers. (Toby J, HoD)
Thank you for a fantastic day! Demystifying the prospect of using GameMaker! Far less scary than I initially thought and all thanks to today’s CPD! Thank you for coming all the way down to Essex to deliver our training! Much appreciated, I would definitely recommend this course to other schools and departments! (Sara C, Head of ICT/Computing)
A very thorough overview of Game maker. Very well presented. I have obtained some very useful information that will prove invaluable to our school. Thank you.(Kevin C, IT Manager)
A very good workshop. Learnt a lot. Very well presented. Recommend to any KS3-KS4 ICT teachers.(Hajera R, ICT & Computing)