Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This Level-3 IT qualification with a focus on Games Development and IT programming skills is for you if you wish to develop your skills in cutting edge digital work.
On the course, you will be introduced to a wide range of creative activities including software-based games development and programming.
You will work using state of the art industry standard software during your course.
What is the course structure?
The course is made up of individual units with focus on multiple aspects of games development and programming. The mandatory units will enable you to study particular IT areas in depth, and specialist units will be aimed at delivering course specific knowledge and skills, allowing you to build up a portfolio of work to be assessed internally by your lecturers. Elements of your portfolio will also be assessed by Pearson moderators.
Your Study Programme will include the main course, a weekly tutorial, work experience placement, employability skills development and English and Maths, if required.
Minimum age requirement: 16
What subjects will I study?
Units will include (combination of some of the following):
1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT
2 Computer Systems 3 Information Systems 4 Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems
5 Managing Networks
6 Software Design and Development 22 Developing Computer Games 36 Computer Game Platforms and Technologies 38 Interactive Media Authoring
40 Computer Game Design 41 3D Modelling
4 GCSE A*- C grade (including Maths and English) or equivalent prior qualifications.
Student assessment is based on course work, both practical and written (marked by your college teachers and verified by Cambridge).
What job could I get afterwards? Progression on to Level-3 Extended Diploma. The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including game developer and/or working in the IT industry. However, most students continue onto Level 3 extended diploma courses.
You will learn in dedicated computer labs equipped with industry standard software packages.
The course is usually timetabled over 4 days per week.