BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production (Digital Games)

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production (Digital Games)

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Diploma in Digital Games/ Game Design is a work-related course with strong links to the creative digital and computer game development industry.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.  

Mature students or those with alternative qualifications/ experience will be considered on an individual basis.

If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements, please contact us.


How long is this course?

A two year full-time course commencing September 2021, ending June 2023.


What will I study on this course?

You will complete assignments that will develop the skills and knowledge that lead to creative digital and/or computing careers or higher education. 

Units studied include:

  • Seven core digital media units related to industry and employability.

Optional Units specialising in Game Design:

  • Digital Games Production
  • App Production
  • Web Production
  • Concept Art for Games
  • 2D Animation
  • Game Engine Scripting
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Environments
  • Games Testing
  • 3D Digital Animation.


What Qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production (Digital Games).


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend at least one week in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.


What does this course lead on to?

The final qualification is equivalent to 3 A’Levels, giving you the skills to either move on to University or go straight into employment.  BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to career opportunities in business such as Web Development, App Production (Software-Development), Computing and Game Development – usually in a Trainee position with opportunities for progression.


How much will it cost?

  • £36 per year registration fee
  • £137 per year course material fee

Students are required to bring their own laptop to participate on the course.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Highlands College Admissions team on 608582 or email


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