Games Programming and Software Development Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

If you enjoy gaming and want to learn the technical side to creating computer games and other specialist software, this two year course will give you a good grounding for university level study.

On this course you will study the following core units: PC systems, networking and communication and employability skills for IT. In addition to this you will study a wide range of specialised IT units which might include computer system architecture, object orientated programming, games story design, computer animation and developing computer games.

During your second year, you will develop a greater depth of learning with modules such as procedural programming, multimedia design, digital graphics, 3D modelling, game engines and Flash for computer games.


What will I learn?

• Programming
• Games development
• Information technology
• Creating systems to manage information
• Social media in business
• Cyber security
• Animation
• Graphics
• Project management

How will the course be assessed?

Individual units will be assessed via coursework and exams.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

Students should bring in a USB to back up their work daily. There will be compulsory course related trips that may require financial contributions, e.g. BT, Coca Cola, NEC Birmingham, the Trafford Centre, EGX Games Festival and university open days.

Progression and Careers

On completion of this programme you could progress onto an Apprenticeship, an HNC at College, university or employment in the sector.

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