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Computer Games Technology Extended Diploma Level 3 Year 1 at West Suffolk College

Course description

If you are interested in acquiring a range of relevant skills in general computer science, programming, networking, graphics and audio with an aim to becoming a games programmer, this is the course for you!

This is an exciting opportunity to learn the computing skills necessary for you to design and develop the computer games of the future. Working towards a Computing Extended Diploma (3 ‘A’ levels in terms of UCAS points), with the option of studying an additional Level 3 mathematics unit, you will find that this qualification will support you in a range of career paths and progression routes.

 

Course content

Attending 3 days a week, the first year will support your understanding of programming, networking and applications propelling you into the final year of the course. The second year will focus on a games design and development project.

You will create Mobile Apps, PC games, explore Virtual Reality Environments and enter exhibitions and competitions both locally and nationally.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.

 

Entry requirements

As an applicant for this course, you will have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at C or above including maths and English at grade 5. You will be motivated and have a strong desire to experience a career you will enjoy.

 

Assessment

Level 3 Diploma in Computer Games Technology.

 

Future opportunities

Progression from this course would be to University, traineeship or apprenticeship. The college through University of Suffolk have 3 Computing Degrees including Games Design that will enhance your opportunities in the future.

With experience, you could progress to a senior developer, producer or technical director role.

For more information on the progression opportunities available to you, visit prospects.ac.uk.

What you can expect to earn?

Starter: £19,000 to £25,000

Experienced: £30,000 to £50,000

Highly Experienced: £50,000 to £70,000

Many companies also offer bonuses and share schemes for successfully completing projects.

 

What you can expect to earn?

Starter: £19,000 to £25,000

Experienced: £30,000 to £50,000

Highly Experienced: £50,000 to £70,000

Many companies also offer bonuses and share schemes for successfully completing projects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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