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Vocational & T Level

Computer Games Development Diploma Level 2

Subject Area
Digital Technologies
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 2

Are you interested in studying a course that explores computer games development? Do you want to design, develop and produce your own computer game?

This Level 2 Games Development course introduces you to the world of professional computer game development, helping you build the design and technical skills you need for successful progression onto the Level 3 Computer Games Development course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.

What will I study?

This is a largely practical programme that offers you the opportunity to fully explore your own ideas and the skills needed to bring these to life. You will also learn important supporting games theory and learn much about work in the computer games industry. You will complete work related projects and activities, which link directly to realistic workplace demands. You will be required to produce a variety of digital products, all required for the creation of computer games, as well as exploring games mechanics, ludology and narrative. At the end of the course, you will be given freedom to design and develop your own computer game.

Units include:

  • Audio Production for Computer Games
  • Video Production for Computer Games
  • Graphics for Computer Games
  • Computer Games Engines
  • Computer Games Development
  • Researching Games Projects
  • Understanding the Computer Games Audience
  • Final Computer Games Production Project

Students may also be required to undertake GCSEs in English and Maths as required for their progression.

Method of delivery

You will typically be in College three or four days per week. In-College delivery is supported by online resources, and students develop strong independent learning skills to equip them for their next steps.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress on to a Level 3 programme in one of the specialist pathways offered at the College.

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