BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development

Course Code: L3EDGD Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

This programme is ideal if you are looking to kick-start your journey into the exciting and diverse gaming industry. You will be introduced to the key aspects of games design and development, and will have the chance to develop websites, games and apps while learning more about the industry. This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and can provide a route into University or Higher Education.

  • Careers relating to gaming include a Game Artist, Game Designer, Game Developer/Programmer, Animator or an Audio Engineer
  • Our hands-on classes use modern equipment - from VR goggles to tablets
  • Our lecturers bring lessons to life with their own experience of work
  • We have strong links with employers in industry

According to figures published by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), the UK was revealed to be the fifth largest video gaming market in the world in 2018. This makes it a thriving industry for young people to join.  

At Farnborough, you will have the opportunity to use our exciting gaming equipment including the Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, and will study in our dedicated IT suites. During this course you will develop your technical ability, with modules like website and digital games production. You will also increase your knowledge on how to work in the creative media industry and excel your digital media skills.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

How will I be taught?

Studying a technical course means that you will be taught in a variety of ways. This includes practical exercise, group work and case studies.

What modules are covered?


  • Website Production
  • Digital Games Production
  • Game Engine Scripting
  • Games testing
  • 2D Animation


  • Working in the Creative Media industry
  • Digital Media Skills
  • Media Representations
  • Concept Art for Computer Games

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework.

View a range of creative work

Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/portfolios to see examples of students' work across all of our creative subjects. 

Your future

What Next?

You could continue studying a related subject at university-level, such as computing or games design and development, with us or another university.

You could also start your career in a junior role with a video game or app developer.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and maths at level 2 or higher

Ask a Question

Course Enquiry

Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.



You can apply for this course online.

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