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Software Engineering with Games Programming (IT) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

If your ambition is to work at the forefront of the computer games or software industries, then this course will set you on the right path. You will focus on developing programming skills through units in developing computer games, software design and development, computer games design, event driven programming, object oriented programming, and computer game platforms and technologies. You will also benefit from learning a number of key IT skills for business solutions, so that you are truly ready for employment or to progress to university, where you could study games programming, software engineering, or games concept design. You could also progress onto a higher level apprenticeship in an IT technical role. On successful completion of this course you will achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) qualification.

Course content

If your ambition is to work at the forefront of the computer games or software industries, then this course will set you on the right path. You will focus on developing programming skills through units in developing computer games, software design and development, computer games design, event driven programming, object oriented programming, and computer game platforms and technologies. You will also benefit from learning a number of key IT skills for business solutions, so that you are truly ready for employment or to progress to university, where you could study games programming, software engineering, or games concept design. You could also progress onto a higher level apprenticeship in an IT technical role.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above. Must include Grade C in English.

Assessment

Assessments are conducted via the submission of a portfolio which consists of both practical and theoretical elements per unit studied.

Future opportunities

One of the main progression routes would be a Higher Education qualification which could be in a number of areas such as Games Programming, Software Engineering, and Games Concept Design. Other routes include foundation or HE courses in Networking. Alternatively an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship within an IT Technical role could also be considered.

Further information

On successful completion of this course you will achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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