Creative Computing, Media & Games Level 1
This exciting course gives you the opportunity to develop a wide skillset completing hands-on practical projects, employing a variety of digital skills that can be used in numerous different areas in the future. Whilst studying the course you will continue to develop your interpersonal skills and industry knowledge through completion of practical projects.
You will develop subject specific skills such as IT for employment, Cybersecurity Measures, RobotC programming, Adobe suite, Procreate design software and a wide range of apps that enhance your learning further. You will work both independently and within groups to improve core skills required for industry and progression such as communication, organisation, teamwork and research.
A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2, ideally including English and Maths. Students with no formal qualifications will be assessed before enrolment. You must have a keen interest in Digital Technologies including creative and interactive media.
What will I study?
You will complete a number of projects over the year which will include:
- Games Design + Development Project
- Introduction to Programming
- Digital Photography
- Moving Image
- Personal Art + Design
- Using Digital Technologies
- Working in the Creative Industries
- Creative Industries Project
The course is designed to develop a wide variety of digital skills that can be utilised in numerous different areas such as Digital Technologies, Games Development, Business and Digital Media.
This course is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a safe and supportive environment.You will use IPads in most of your units.
Students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 at GCSE in Maths and English will continue studying both of these subjects alongside the course.
There are no set additional costs but all students are encouraged to carry a pair of headphones on them at all times as these will be required in sessions.
Method of delivery
Learning will occur through demonstration, followed by active exploration of a variety of tools and applications that enhance your learning further before producing evidence in the form of project work.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed using a variety of project based assessment in a portfolio including evidence such as reports, application development, witness statements and professional discussion.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On successful completion of the course you may progress to the Level 2 in Computing and Games Development or an equivalent pathway such as in Creative Media or Business.