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Games Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

Do you play computer games? Have you ever thought how these games are designed and structured? Why not come to South Leicestershire College to learn the latest in computer games design and development.

Course content

During the course you will learn how to develop games from simple platform games through to modern 3D shooters. You will plan games from visual story board through to programming using a mixture of modules including: Games Design, 3D Animation, Managing a Games Design Project, Critical Approaches to Games and Understanding the Games Industry. You will use industry standard software including Unity, Unreal Engine, Gamemaker and Maya for 3D modelling.This course is equivalent to 3 A levels and would naturally lead onto a Games Development degree

Entry requirements

4 x GCSE Grade C or aboveOther Level 2 equivalent qualification in IT, Media or Games


You will study 9 units in year 1 and 9 units in year 2. You will submit coursework to meet the assessment criteria. There are no exams. You will have the opportunity to achieve a pass, merit or distinction on each unit.

Financial information

You will require a 64mb Memory Stick

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

HNC/HND in Computing at SLCHigher Education at UniversityEmployment in a Games Design role

Further information

In year 1 you will achieve a 90 credit diploma in Games Development (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)In year 2 you will achieve an Extended Diploma in Games Development (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

We expect a minimum attendance of 90%.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
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      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
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      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
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      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
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      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
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      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535