BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Games)

Apply From: 15th of June 2018
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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (grade 3) or above including English and maths.

Who is the course for

This course has been designed for students interested in the development of games. The course provides a basis for further training and higher education or for moving into employment. Students can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding, that underpin a range of occupations in the computing and game development industry including the creation of game assets and games programming.

Course Content

Course units include:

Core/Mandatory Units -

  • The Online World [exam]
  • Technology Systems [exam]
  • A Digital Portfolio

Specialist Units -

  • Creating Digital Animation
  • Creating Digital Audio
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Creating Digital Video
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Software Development
  • Multimedia Products Development.

The course covers a wide range of computing technology to build up your knowledge of computers and gaming systems. You will be learning how to develop gaming mechanics and gaining knowledge into how games are made via the use of a 2D game engine.

At the end of the year you will have built a portfolio of work to be used to represent your ability in the future.

Study Methods

This course is classroom taught and you will have opportunities to develop your creative skills through instructor led workshops.

How is the course assessed

This course is assessed through a combination of exams and assignments designed to give you hands-on experience of basic software development. There are two exams (see above)

Where next - Further Studies

AIM Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation & VFX Skills or a BTEC Level 3 qualification.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful candidates can find employment opportunities in software development; computer support and games design following completion of Level 3, 4 or 5 courses.