Games Design (Digital Games Development)

1. Course details

Qualification name BTEC First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 07 September 2020
Cost description No tuition fee if you are under 19 at the start of your course, however you may be charged for some equipment, materials, trips and visits.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

This qualification is for you if you want to start a career in digital games development. It is designed for post-16 students and can be taken as part of a wider study programme. Digital game development is part of the creative computing industries, a sector that has outgrown the rest of the economy and generated over £300 billion of value for the UK since 2014. The UK creative industries are renowned across the globe, driving growth and investment. There are approximately 1.8 million people employed in creative industries occupations in the UK, of which digital games plays an important part. The jobs in this sector are varied and contribute to the quality of our digital games industry and film/TV special effects, to name but a few.

3. Entry requirements

A range of GCSE grades D/E or 3/2.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Eighty-three per cent of the qualification is mandatory and provides a base of skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in the digital games production sector of the creative industries. These skills are central to understanding the diverse nature of the industry and to creating a successful portfolio. The mandatory areas you cover include: • Digital production project (externally assessed) • Planning and pitching a digital media product • Digital testing • Narrative for digital media • Animation for digital media.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Bexhill College
Address Penland Road
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN40 2JG
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Phone 01424 214545

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