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Digital Games Design & Development (BTEC Extended Diploma)

Digital Games Design & Development BTEC (Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Is this the course for you? Would you like to work in the dynamic and creative world of games design? Would you also like to study other interests at college? If so, then our brand new and exciting Level 3 Extended Diploma Digital Games Design and Development is the qualification for you.

This course will teach you about the process of games design; including pre-production, creating concept art and characters, developing realistic 3D animations and cut scenes, and understanding how to design and develop good gameplay mechanics. You will also learn how to script and use blueprints to create 2D and 3D games.

Qualifications Available

BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Course Topics

  • Unit 13 Digital Games Production/Unit 41 – 3D Environments
  • Unit 32 Concept Art
  • Unit 43 – 3D Animation
  • Unit 34 – Games Scripting
  • Unit 3 – Digital Media Skills

Course Features

At the City of Stoke on Trent College we have dedicated gaming rooms which include high spec PC’s, VR equipment and graphics tablets. This enables us to use the latest cutting edge technology such as the Unreal Engine 5, which is used to develop the next gen games for the PS5/Xbox Series X.


  • Controlled Assessment: 33%
  • Coursework: 67%

Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel

One of the units in this course is a controlled assessment, which means that you will complete planning and practical activities under timed conditions in College.

The additional five units will be assessed as coursework, where evidence is generated through practical projects, briefs, workshops and engagement with the media industry. The work is marked by your teacher and verified by Edexcel.

Where Courses Become Careers

If you are looking for an industry-recognised qualification that can kick-start your dream career, open the door to degree-level study, or lead directly to working in the games design, animation, or film/television industries, then look no further and apply today.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will learn and develop skills through the use of industry standard software and facilities, preparing you for both higher education and employment. You will study aspects of professional practice within the Gaming industry as part of the course. As the course is focused on developing skills leading to a final year project and portfolio development; this will provide a high chance of gaining employment at a junior level directly from College.

  • Creativity
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills

Additional activities such as trips, visits and guest speakers will be arranged throughout the course. These will be project and progression focused. These are optional activities and fees will be charged. Details will be available from the course leader.


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