Level 2

Digital Technologies Computer Games Design Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus

Overview

This course provides an insight into the games industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 3/D in MATHS or ENGLISH

  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Study Programme

Students who do not achieve a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths will be required to complete an English and/or Maths qualification via the Century platform. Students will engage with at least 3 hours a week study via the online platform.

The Century platform is an online software system that uses artificial intelligence to create a personalised, adaptive and differentiated set of learning.  Students will work on a set of skills that are unique to them, the system will produce results and feedback tailored to meet individual learning needs alongside tasks that are mapped against the GCSE curriculum and encourage stronger learning outcomes.

Course Structure

  • The computer games industry
  • 2D digital art for computer games 
  • Research for computer games design
  • 2D computer games engines
  • 2D games production project
  • Introduction to game programming
  • Games testing
  • Maths and English

Assessment & Feedback

  • Project/portfolio-based learning 
  • Practical tasks with supporting written material
  • Planning of work 
  • Completed work 
  • Evaluations of work
  • Examinations in English and maths

Course Cost

School Leavers, full time: FREE

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

What Next...

You can progress to the Level 3 media course in Computer Games Design, Animation, TV and Film, Broadcast or Digital Publishing.