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Games and Animations Programming - Level 2 (Certificate)

Course aims

This course follows on from L1 games and Apps. It builds on your knowledge of developing code for applications and games. You will be able to develop your own apps and games components by the end of this course. Course length 100 hours. Courses are usually 1 x 2.5 hrs per week.

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who would like to develop their computer skills for everyday life and work and achieve a level 2 ITQ qualification. You should have some IT skills and a keen interest in the more logical programming and games design side of IT. Those wishing to progress into jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries and in the digital skills sector.

Will I gain any qualification?

Yes, ITQ level 2 Qualification. There is an assessment for each unit. You can do these in the classroom when you are ready. You will have lots of chance to practise the skills you need in class before you do the assessments.

All our Digital Skills courses embed development of study, English, maths and job skills to help prepare you for study at higher levels and improve work prospects.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you. You should also have either some basic prior knowledge of coding.

Course content

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Know computer game components and the computer games industry
  • Know how to develop a computer game specification
  • I can identify the hardware and software components of a video game system
  • I can contribute to the production of a pre-production proposal document for a computer game project
  • I can design a component of a computer game
  • I can identify the activities required to develop modern computer games

What could this course lead to?

At the end of the course, your tutor will check your skills to see what you are ready to do next: Access to Higher Education or a job as a trainee in digital industries. Potential starting salaries in technology/engineering £35,000+. Source: The Times Top 100 employers 2019.

How will I learn?

  • Use of Learner portal and Moodle (online course to support your learning)
  • The teacher showing you things
  • Talking with other learners
  • Doing tasks with other learners
  • Using computers
  • Your tutor will give regular feedback on what do well and what you need to do to improve
  • You will use an online Individual Learning Plan (e-Trackr) which sets targets that are personal to you. Targets will be added throughout the course to develop your IT skills and support your journey to achieve long term goals. Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.

What we require of you as a learner?

You will be invited to a 1:1 progress review with your tutor. This will take place either 15 minutes before or after your normal class time.

You will need a pen, notepad, and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises. If possible, bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) to access online resources and apps to support your ICT learning in class.

You will also need to be prepared to do some individual work at home between classes. To improve your progress on the course we expect you to attend on time and every session. If you are unable to attend a session, you will be required to email your tutor with the reason for non-attendance and you will be set work to complete at home.

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Contact details

Nick Davis | Subject Leader
T: 0121 464 6583

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