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Level 3 Game Development and IT

Applying for a Games Development and IT course at Coleg y Cymoedd allows you to stake your claim for a career in the fastest growing sector in the world. The skills learnt on this course will give you every opportunity to work in the computing, IT or gaming industry. Our gaming suites have state of the art technology to make the most of your digital skills. Our experienced and committed subject tutors will support you to develop a range of skills on this qualification.


Whatever your plans for the future – whether you decide to study further, go on to work or an apprenticeship, or set up your own business, this will be your passport to success in the next stage of your life.
All full-time learners will be expected to attend skills sessions as well as their chosen vocational course. You will also be asked to attend tutorial sessions as part of your full-time course timetable.

What Will I Learn?

Over the course of two years you will study a range of modules relating to various aspects of games development, this will include topics such as:


• Computer Games Development
• Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
• Computer Programming
• Website Development
• Mobile App Development
• Project Management
• Social Media

You will also cover some more general IT topics to include:
• IT Systems
• Systems to Manage Information
• Cyber Security

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy, English Language/Welsh (First Language) or a Level 2 qualification with the appropriate selection of units.

Assessment

The Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification encompasses various assessment styles which will provide you with the some of the skills necessary for future employment or higher education. In most cases assessment will be vocational, based on the gaming industry, this will include both practical and written tasks.

This course will also include four externally assessed exams/tasks in total, spread across the duration of the course.

Career Progression

Completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development and IT qualifies for UCAS points (equivalent to 3 A’ levels), giving students a wide choice of progression options.

You can go on to university, an apprenticeship or employment and continue to develop your IT career. There is also the opportunity to continue your study within Coleg Y Cymoedd, where we offer Foundation Degrees in both ICT and Games Technology (franchised from USW).

Possible career opportunities in the Games Development/IT industry could include:-
• Games Designer/Developer
• Web Designer/Developer
• Systems/IT Support Technician
• Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner
• Software Designer
• App Developer
• Cyber Security Analyst

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Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2022
Location:Aberdare
Course Code:06F301AA
Fees
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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