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This course is for learners aged 16-19.

It is designed to provide a technical understanding of the Digital Games Industry. Learners develop digital games through practical projects in areas such as game engine scripting, 2D and 3D animation, 3D environments, coding for web-based games and games testing.

Through tutorial sessions, you will be supported to enhance wider employability skills including project management, team work, research skills , communication and presentation skills alongside your time management.

Following successful completion, you may be able to progress to Higher Education or HNC/D qualifications in:

  • Games Development
  • Creative Media Production
  • Computer Games Applications

This course provides progression to the workplace in areas such as:


  • Computer Games Tester
  • Games Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • Games Producer
  • Web developer

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Merit or above in a relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • 4 GCSEs at 4-5 (C) or above including English, maths and a Creative based subject.

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

An ability to draw would be an advantage, but not required


This course consists of the following modules:

  • Digital media skills
  • Media enterprise
  • Responding to a commission
  • App production
  • Website production
  • Digital games production
  • Concept art for computer games
  • 2D animation
  • Game engine scripting
  • 3D digital animation

You will be assessed via:

  • Internal assessment
  • External assessment


You will study 10 units; 2 of which are externally assessed through exams. The remaining units are assessed via a range of methods including:

  • Practical tasks
  • Presentations
  • Written work
  • Group projects
  • Research tasks
  • Work Experience Logs


All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following three standards:

  • Pass
  • Merit
  • Distinction
  • Distinction*

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