Games Development

(1 year course only)

The computer games industry has become one of the fastest growing forms of media entertainment. Global sales of game software exceed £10 billion annually. This course is designed to introduce to students how computer games and interactive products are designed, developed and produced. This vocational course will provide the students with the opportunity to develop their own ideas and the know-how of what goes into the making of an exciting and playable computer game. Students will also develop an understanding of different games platforms. You will be assessed based on coursework with no formal examinations.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop skills relevant to the Media industry, including planning and resourcing requirements for production and post-production, locating resources and organising their deployment, and improving communication skills.

You will develop specialist skills in game design, such as basic principles, designing, testing and evaluating for both 2D and 3D games.

What topics will I study?

BTEC Certificate

  • Unit 1: Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Unit 2: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 70: Computer Game Engines
  • Unit 72: Computer Game Design

Where does the course lead?

The knowledge and skills you learn during this course will provide many interesting opportunities after your course.

Career opportunities include Game Designer, Developer, or Reviewer, as well as careers in the media industry.

Exam Board


Head of Department

Nilesh Jogoo

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent) including at least a grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%