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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT (Games Development & Production) at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

This is an industry recognised Level 3 qualification providing an ideal preparation for students aiming to work in the computer gaming sector of the IT industry or for those already working in IT who want to enhance their skills in this area. Success in the course is equivalent to 1 GCE A-level.

Course content

The course consists of the following BTEC units • Communication and Employability Skills for IT • Computer Systems • Developing Computer Games • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media • Computer Game Design • 3D Modelling On completion of the course you will • Understand the personal attributes valued by employers • Understand the principles of effective communication • Be able to use IT to communicate effectively • Be able to address personal development needs. • Understand the components of computer systems • Be able to recommend computer systems for a business purpose • Be able to set up and maintain computer systems • Understand the impact of the gaming revolution on society • Know the different types of computer game • Be able to design and develop computer games • Be able to test and document computer games • Know the hardware and software required to work with graphic images • Understand types of graphic images and graphical file formats • Be able to use editing tools to edit and manipulate images • Be able to create and modify graphic images to meet user requirements • Understand the principles of game design • Be able to generate ideas for a game concept • Be able to prepare game design documentation • Be able to present a game concept to stakeholders • Understand theory and applications of 3D • Be able to devise 3D models • Be able to create 3D models following industry practice All units are assessed and individually graded and an overall grade is awarded for the qualification. You learn by completing projects and assignments, based on workplace scenarios. The course will prepare you for employment or for study at advanced level and is an ideal starting point for those considering a career in IT.

Entry requirements

Students should already have appropriate qualifications (IT, English, Maths) to Level 2 or equivalent. Students may be asked to carry out a numeracy and literacy screening prior to acceptance onto the course.


Learners will be assessed formally through coursework which will be a combination of written work, production of artefacts, presentations, projects, observations etc. This is a level 3 course and all student work is externally moderated by the relevant board.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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