NPA Computer Games Development (Level 5 )
South Ayrshire Schools
This course is for school pupils only
Monday and Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Duration: 1 Year
This Course will interest you if you enjoy gaming and want to start making your own. You should have a keen interest in a variety of genres and have an eye for detail and analysis. If you’re interested in discussing and investigating new emerging technologies this is the course for you.
The National Progression Award (NPA) in Computer Games Development at SCQF Level 5 is intended to prepare you for progression to further study in Computer Games Development, Digital Media Studies, Computing Science and IT subjects.
SQA Course Units
You need to have a basic level of skills in Microsoft Word and understand the general operation / navigation of a Windows based PC. You must possess an interest in at least one of the following: art, programming, audio or design. It would be good if you have played different games and consoles / platforms but not essential as we will discuss a variety of examples throughout. Some previous experience of coding using platforms like Scratch and App Inventor would be advantageous though not essential.
You will be expected to create a portfolio of your work. The portfolio may be paper or electronic (digital). The portfolio should be completed over the period of the course, with you contributing material to the portfolio on an ongoing basis.
Successful completion of this Level 5 course may allow you to progress to:
“Honestly, the College turned out to be much more enjoyable than I expected it to be. Very flexible but I’m still able to work on and complete tasks. The very flexible approach allows me to work at my own pace and still get it completed in time. But it’s a lot more than just playing games”.