• Computing

    NC Computer Games and Software Development

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Discover more about the UK and global gaming industry with hands-on learning, where your technical and creative skills, coupled with a love for computer games, can be the ideal place to start.

Entry Requirements

  • A genuine 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 do apply.

Course Content

  • Explore various 'media assets' crucial for game development
  • Learn game planning, design, and the hardware and technology behind gaming
  • Look into audio: mastering the capture, editing, and manipulation of audio files
  • Develop programming skills: vital for the gaming industry
  • Work on a software development project: creating your own computer game or level

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

When you finish the course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • move onto HNC Computing Games Development
  • pursue other HNC courses like HNC Computing (Technical Support and Networking) or HNC Computing (Computer Science)
  • begin your career with an entry-level job or a Modern Apprenticeship

This course equips you with transferable Essential Skills, enhancing your communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Have a deep understanding of the computer games industry
  • Develop practical skills in game design, audio manipulation, and programming
  • Show creativity through animation, character creation, and user interface design

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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