What courses can I do after this?
On successful completion, you could continue onto a second year of study at Level 3.
You can also progress to Higher Education, an apprenticeship in the ICT industry or directly to employment in Industry.
These qualifications are for learners who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within Games Technologies.
The qualifications are also designed for job roles in other industries where specific digital and IT skills are required, such as finance, marketing, machining and manufacturing.
What jobs can I get?
The qualification opens up employment opportunities in a whole host of jobs in the industry, from:
- QA Games Tester,
- Games Developer,
- IT Technician,
- IT Security,
- Web Development,
- Software Development
To do this course you should have...
You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and maths grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C). Alternatively, successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification.
What about work experience?
As part of your study programme, you will complete a minimum 30 hours of work experience with a local IT employer.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
Diploma in Games Technologies
Course content and units:
Students must complete the mandatory unit and six units from the specialist unit group.
- Project Management (Mandatory) - You will learn to effectively plan, organise and execute game development projects
- 3D Games Models - You will learn skills and techniques required to create game-ready 3D models
- Concept Art and Digital Graphics for Games - You will learn how to use digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop to create concept art and other visual assets
- Games Engines - You will develop an understanding of games engines and how they are used as a tool to produce games
- Mobile Games Development - You will understand mobile games and the technologies, platforms and interfaces used to develop them
- The Games Industry - You will develop an understanding of the games industry and how it operates
- Virtual and Augmented Reality - You will learn about virtual and augmented reality and how they are used in industry
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.
More about the course
More about the course
You’ll be based in central Bournemouth. This is a very practical, hands-on programme, integrating new and emerging technologies.
The skills and qualities needed to succeed on this course include:-
- Eagerness and interest in learning about all elements of IT
- Reliability and flexibility
- A desire to acquire relevant IT skills required by employers
This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your digital and games development skills and techniques to an advanced level that you will need to operate in a variety of digital and creative careers to meet the changing technological landscape. This course will help you to develop your creative skills while underpinning your technical skills. You will gain experience and also apply hands-on practical skills preparing you for the workplace or progression to further education or training.
Working in collaboration with CentreVR you will have the opportunity to test your game creation at the centre and celebrate your achievements. Centre VR are happy to work with the college to support and enrich students learning whilst studying course and provide work experience and potential career opportunities.