Computer Games Development SCQF Level 6

Focus on the technical and creative skills desired by employers in the computer games industry and in the wider creative digital media and software development sectors.


Why take this course?

The award encompasses some of the softer skills regarded as important in the computer games industry including communication, team working and an understanding of the role of enterprise.

What you will experience

You will be learning about games — what makes them entertaining and challenging and brings us back for more. The course includes developing the media assets (audio, video, photographs, 2D and 3D images), investigating gameplay, games design and development using different engines.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Entry requirements

Creative people are needed who wish to develop games. It would be an advantage if you have experience in computing/ICT subjects and an interest in programming and/or digital media.

Applicants should have a minimum of four subject passes (C grade or better) at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level, also the Level 5 core skills of Communication and Numeracy. Alternatively, applicants should have relevant work experience or successful completion of a relevant prior course at SCQF Level 5.

English language requirements

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

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:

At University

If you choose to complete a HNC or HND course after completing this course, you may want to then consider moving on to a university degree.



Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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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
Aberdeen City Campus

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

Telephone: 01224 612330

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