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 is a Level-2 IT qualification with a focus on Games and Animation. It is for you if you’re interested in a mixture of IT (gaming and animation) and creative subjects. The course will allow you 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 design, animation 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 and animation. 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, with all internal assessments.
Your Study Programme will include the main course, a weekly tutorial, work experience placement, employability skills development and English and Maths as required.
Minimum age requirement: 16
What subjects will I study?
Units will include (combination of some of the following):
Level 2 - Unit 01 - Communicating in the IT industry
Level 2 - Unit 02 - Working in the IT industry
Level 2 - Unit 03 - Business IT skills
Level 2 - Unit 04 - Installing computer hardware
Level 2 - Unit 05 - Installing computer software
Level 2 - Unit 09 - Website development
Level 2 - Unit 10 - Computer graphics
Level 2 - Unit 11 - Multimedia design
Level 2 - Unit 13 - Interactive media production
Level 2 - Unit 16 - Project planning using IT
Level 2 - Unit 17 - Customising software
Level 2 - Unit 19 - Mobile communications technology
Level 2 - Unit 22 - Developing computer games
Level 2 - Unit 23 - Spreadsheet modelling
- Level 2 - Unit 24 - Animation techniques
2 - 4 GCSEs grade A*- D (including Maths and English); or functional at Level 1; or Foundation Learning Level 1 Certificate or Award; or BTEC/UAL Level 1 Diploma in IT pre-access level 1 qualification; or NVQ 1 or equivalent.
Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.
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?
The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including game designer, animator and/or working in the IT industry. However, most students continue onto one of our Level 3 courses.
You will learn in dedicated computer labs equipped with industry standard software packages.
The course is usually timetabled over 4 days per week.