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

The Art, Fashion & Design Department offers a well-equipped and professionally staffed environment where students can reach their potential, whatever their ability.

The Department offers a range of programmes tailored to suit the needs of the individual, and students benefit from industry standard software, processes and techniques, making sure they develop the skills necessary to succeed in the industries they want to work in.

The quality of our student portfolios mean that many students progress to Higher Education, and as such, the Department is highly regarded by local and national universities, as well as those in London.

We also work with local companies and community institutions, taking on real life projects alongside brief-based learning in lessons.

Our tutors have many years experience working in the world of art, fashion and design. Many of them still work commercially within the industry and designers and exhibiting artists.

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.


All of our Art, Fashion & Design courses prepare you for an exciting career within the creative industries, with many students going on to study degrees at prestigious universities.

Potential careers:

  • Animator
  • Costume Designer
  • Ceramicist
  • Fashion/ Clothing Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fine Artist
  • Games Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interactive Web Designer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Model Maker/ Special Effects
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Stage/Set Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
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