• NC Computer Games and Software Development

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

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Computer games is one of the most exciting creative industries and is currently thriving in the UK and worldwide. Continually evolving, it offers superb opportunities for those with a passion for gaming who are looking for a career in a cutting-edge, global industry.

To be successful in this industry you need to be technical and creative, as well as good at maths. If you love computer games and aspire to work in the games industry, this is a great course to get you on your way. It’s also a really good starting point if you’re thinking about a career in software development.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in computer games
  • Four National 5s (including Computing Science or Maths) OR an NQ at Level 5 in a relevant area such as NC Computing
  • An interview with us

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

Subjects may include

  • Computer Programming
  • Games Development
  • Games Design
  • 2D and 3D Computer Animation
  • Computer Graphics
  • Audio and Video Editing
  • Gameplay
  • Maths
  • Essential Skills

Computing skills have been identified by the Scottish Executive and key industry bodies as being vital to the future of the Scottish economy. There is estimated to be a shortfall of circa 100000 jobs in this sector in the next 5 years in the UK and very competitive starting salaries are on offer. This course is an excellent starting point for those who want to explore a career in computing

Go Anywhere

If you complete this course successfully you will be eligible for progression onto HNC Computer Games Development. There is also the possibility of entry level jobs in the computing and IT industry

Start Date

28 Aug 2017




Start Date

28 Aug 2017