Computing (Software Engineering and Game Development) - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE04

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Start DateLocationDuration
03/09/2018Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Interested in a career in networking, system security or cloud computing?  Our computing courses equip you with the skills required to work in these technology expanding industries. There are many employability opportunities within the computing industry and at Blackpool & The Fylde College we have a wide range of courses that will provide you with the specialised industry based skills required to work in the sector of your choice. In your first year you will study a range modules including

  • Computer programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer networks
  • Website design and development
  • Human computer interaction
  • Game design an development

In the second year you will specialise in subject specific modules related to systems and hardware including

  • Game and level design
  • Game engines
  • Procedural programming
  • Event driven programming
  • Graphics for games
  • Game story development

Upon completion of this two year course you will have completed the equivalent of three 'A' levels specialised towards software engineering and game design. This qualification will provide you with the opportunity to then progress into higher education or employment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including Math and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in IT (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a summative assignment that results in product creation. Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity. Modules are delivered by specialised subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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