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.

Overview

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
Full-time
Where you can study
Duration
5 Months
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

Education

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.

Employment

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

Availability

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
February 2019
5 Months
QAMCG
Apply Online

Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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.