Computing & ICT

Level 3 Diploma in Digital Games Design (BTEC)

The course will give you the relevant skills for Games development so you can enter a career in the gaming industry. Students will cover topics such as 3D Animation, drawing concepts for computer games, computer game design and computer game story development. Using the latest games development software and analysis techniques, students will be developing skills and abilities to industry standards.


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Digital Gaming

  • Type:

    Full Time

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

About the course

Working in today’s challenging and fast-paced IT environment and being able to adapt to the changing world requires you to have a wide range of skills.

If you are looking to embark on a career in IT, then look no further. Our team is made up of highly qualified ICT teachers who are experts in Microsoft software, as well as networking, programming and hardware installation.

Most of our teachers have come from the ICT and business industry and have a wealth of experience to share with you. They are supportive and motivational tutors who will do their best to make your time at with us enjoyable, interesting and an excellent learning experience. They will also support you in finding employment or a university place of your choosing.

Important information

What are the Course Requirements?

Four GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above normally including Engish and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

Throughout the course, students will be working towards live briefs on projects and getting a real insight to the industry by working with industry experts, this will give our students all the skills needed in order to succeed within the games development field. You will develop skills in communication, use of digital programmes to present digital mediums, 2D and 3D games software, and analysis techniques in order to apply ideas to the games design process.

Throughout the course you will be expected to use the most appropriate methods and techniques to suit the assessment task being completed.


  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.


Successful completion of your chosen course could lead onto a higher level course, university or into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Computer Games Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • IT Product Developer
  • IT Trainer
  • Network Manager
  • Software Developer/ Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Person
  • Web Designer/ Developer
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