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Games Development and Coding Level 2

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway

IT and computing


Level 2


1 year


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date

Sep 2021

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Prepare for a rewarding, challenging career in the computer games industry with the Games Development and Coding Level 2 study programme at Banbury and Bicester College.

The UK video games industry is booming, and it is an increasingly popular career choise for young people who want to get involved in the technical and creative development of games. 

Students on the Games Development and Coding Level 2 study programme at Banbury and Bicester College will learn a mixture of work skills in the entertainment technology industry as well as specific craft-based learning, such as the creation of animations and websites. 

Upon successful completion of the programme, students can progress to the Games Development and Coding Level 3 Extended Diploma at Banbury and Bicester College, which is the equivalent of three A Levels. 

Future job opportunities from the Games Development and Coding career pathway include Games Programmer, Designer, Coder, Producer, Animator, Audio Engineer, Tester, IT Technical Support, and many more!

What I'll learn

Games development is still a fast growing industry and new people are required all the time. Students will be able to prepare for a rewarding, challenging career in the computer games industry. It gives you industry-relevant skills and you learn using software that replicates what you’d find in a working studio. You will learn all about the world of games development and what employers require from anyone starting new in this line of business.


How I'll learn

You will be working in project teams and you will be asked to pitch an idea to a panel of  people that give you feedback. A major project on the course will be the production of an animation that could be used for a games concept. Sessions are underpinned with the relevant theoretical teaching which makes you an independent learner.

Guest speakers and industry visits give you relevant knowledge and the software and teaching is industry-relevant and up-to-date. 


How I'll be assessed

The course is mainly practical, with some theoretical assignments. The assessment for the main programme is through modular-based assignments. Students will be taught by means of projects, assessment will include exams, and internally assessed project work.


Entry Requirements

Besides a passion for the games/animation industry, you will need five or more GCSEs including English and maths at grades A*–C (grades 4–9) or Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSEs  in English and maths grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2.


How to Apply

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Printed application forms are also available.

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