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Digital Games Production (Level 3 Extended Certificate)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 4.3, Grade 4 English Language GCSE, Grade 4 Maths GCSE

Course information

The Digital Games Production Extended Certificate is a vocational qualification taken over two years which is equivalent to a single A Levels. The course is suitable for students who have a strong interest in a career in the ever-growing Interactive Entertainment Industry. It will develop skills in game concept design, developing coding knowledge and construction of interactive games. The course will also develop critical thinking skills and knowledge of the gaming industry. It is not a suitable course for those students just interested in playing computer games.

The aim of this exciting and engaging course is to develop the skills of those students who specifically want to work towards a career in the gaming industry sometimes known as the Interactive Entertainment Industry. There are a huge variety of jobs and disciplines available and the industry itself could be worth in excess of 100 billion dollars by the time current students enter the job market as graduates.

You can expect to:

  • Produce different games with comprehensive planning documents
  • Produce reports related to the gaming and entertainment industry
  • Participate in group and independent work
  • Develop analytical skills and an awareness of contemporary issues, including equality and diversity
  • Develop transferrable skills such as creative thinking, literacy and numeracy
  • Critically engage with a rapidly changing and vibrant industry

The course is the equivalent to a single A level and can be combined with other courses. Further guidance and advice will be given at your interview.

  • Next steps

    Two year Level 3 BTEC course of 4 x 70min lessons per week (equivalent to 1 A Levels); subject to the successful completion of the first year. 70% Coursework, including practical/written assessments and 30% externally assessed controlled assessment.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

The BTEC Gaming course provides opportunities for progression to apprenticeships or jobs within the multimedia or creative arts industries. Many students progress to study the subject further at university. The course develops a wide range of transferrable skills in problem solving, team working and critical thinking which are beneficial for creative and design-based careers. Degree pathway options include games design, computer animation SFX and architectural/product pre-visualisation.

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