Vocational Course

Software & Game Developer Level 3

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About this course

This course will take you on a technological journey through the new world of gaming and the latest developments in software.

In our fast moving world, people everywhere are gaining access to exciting new technologies.

You will be provided with a host of tools as you complete this specialist work-related qualification for the IT sector.

You will gain the skills to create mobile applications and by looking at the role and uses of computing in business you will develop programming solutions to specific client requirements, which can include computer game and Web design.

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

What will I learn?

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of IT (exam)
  • Global Information (exam)
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Game Design and Prototyping
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Technology

Year 2

  • Cyber Security (exam)
  • Cloud Technology (exam)
  • Enterprise Computing
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Data analysis and Design

Units are subject to confirmation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by coursework - assignments, presentations, demonstrations - along with 4 examined units.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Computing or Graphics, Web Design & Multi Media HNC/Ds or choose from a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualification, including the Advanced/Higher Apprenticeships in IT
  • University - related degree, such as Information Technology, Software & Games Development, IT Security Management and Networking
Games Designer
Web Developer
Network Technician
Cyber Security Advisor

Additional Information

You may be able to complete work experience with the Halesowen College IT Technical Support Team and have the opportunity for a 4 day visit to EGX Games Expo and Disneyland Paris to discover IT uses in theme parks.

You may also have the option to undertake industry qualifications offered by CompTIA.