School leavers aged 16 to 19
|Qualification name||BTEC National Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2023|
You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.
Students will create digital games (from initial concept to design), study development & programming, and therefore start to develop the technical skills required to work in the games industry. Students will learn about the various roles and responsibilities in the industry – from technical artists to game developers and programmers to games testers – and how these individuals work together to create games. Students will also learn to write proposals and pitches for a commission, and produce a games treatment outlining their ideas and concepts. Students will progress their technical skills in 3D animation and programming. The course is assessed through coursework (67%) and supervised assessments (33%).
The computer games industry is a growing sector and sales are now higher in the UK than for the video and music industries combined. Therefore, there are increasing opportunities for students to progress to a related course at university, such as Games Design, or onto a relevant apprenticeship.
|Name||Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College|
St Marks Avenue
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