Level 2

Digital Technologies Computer Games Design Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus

Overview

Important note for new applicants

(Updated 07 May 2020)

Possible delay to Basildon campus opening

This course will be temporarily offered at our Southend Campus until the new Basildon campus is opened. See below for further details.

Unfortunately due to the lockdown and the difficulty in getting materials delivered to the site, construction has now had to stop until there is a relaxation in the Government guidelines, and this will result in a delay to the completion and opening of the Basildon Town Centre Campus.

In order that you can begin your course as planned we have put some contingency plans in place to allow students to start their courses at our Southend campus until the Basildon Town Centre Campus is completed.

  • Additional travel costs

Any additional travel costs incurred by you having to travel to the Southend campus for the beginning of your course will be paid by the College.


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

Predicted Grades

Please be rest assured that we will continue to make an offer based on your predicted grades or by alternative assessments for entry conditions based on your circumstances.

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

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.