Certificate in
Computer Games Development & Cyber Security SCQF Level 5

This practical course offers you the opportunity to learn modern skills in creating computer games and protecting systems with cyber security.


Why take this course?

This course can start your career in the computing sector.  If you have thought about creating computer games, kept anti-virus software updated and want to find out what career path this can open up for you, then this course may be for you.

What you will experience

You will learn to protect yourself online and offline with cyber security classes. You will learn about creating 2D computer games and what makes a good game. The course comprises two National Progression Awards (NPAs), as well as additional SQA units, for example, in Communications.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Mode of study
Subject area

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Three National 4 qualifications including English and Maths/Numeracy; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.
English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you will need

Notepaper and pen.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

With good attendance, portfolio of work and staff references, you could progress to SCQF Level 6 courses within the College.

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but on completion of a more advanced course this may be a possibility.


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.