Game Design
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Level 1 Certificate Course available. Take the first steps into being able to design games using industry-standard software.

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Online Learning

We're here for you during the coronavirus pandemic: we're offering all our courses online.

Design games using industry-standard software such as Blender and Unity with a FREE course at ELATT

As part of this course you will design a video game, create original character animations and visually script your game. You will get to present a pitch for your game, develop your own 3D models and create unique in game elements, and more!

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10-12 Weeks

Duration

2 Days

Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening Hours

Online

Environment

Certificate [14 credits]

  • Improving productivity Using IT to plan a game. [3]
  • Presentation software to pitch your game idea [3]
  • 3D Design software for your game design [4]
  • 3D Animation software for your game build [4]

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements

  • Literacy - Entry Level 3
  • Confident computer use with file management / basic packages, and passing the initial assessment

Qualifications

  • City and Guilds Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options

  • Game Design - Level 2
  • Media - Level 2
  • IT for the Office - Level 2

13 - 15 Weeks

Duration

1.5 - 2 Days

Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening Hours

Classroom

Environment

Content

Certificate [16 credits]

  • Improving IT Productivity Using IT [4]
  • Drawing and Planning Software (ERD / Use Case) [3]
  • DBMS Software (MySQL) [2]
  • Database Software [3]
  • Bespoke Software (Introducing IDE - Introduction to OO Java) [4]

Diploma [38 credits]

  • Improving IT Productivity Using IT [4]
  • Collaborative Technologies (Github) [3]
  • IT User Fundamentals [3]
  • Internet Safety for IT users [3]
  • Database Software [4]
  • DBMS (phpmyadmin) [4]
  • Bespoke Software (IDE - OO Java - Advanced Concepts) [4]
  • Specialist Software (Introduction to Frameworks) [4]
  • Project Management Software [4]
  • IT Security [1]
  • Drawing and Planning Software (ERD / Use Case) [4]

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements

  • Literacy - Level 2
  • Software Development - Level 1 / Equivalent

Qualifications

  • City and Guilds Certificate / Diploma for IT Users - Level 2

Progression Options

  • Software Development - Level 3
  • Web Design and Development - Level 2

13 - 15 Weeks

Duration

1.5 - 2 Days

Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening Hours

Classroom

Environment

Content

Diploma [37 credits]

  • Customer service provision (IT Computer / Network Principles) [9]
  • Develop Software using SQL [4]
  • Create Computer Programs using Object Oriented Language [12]
  • Create Computer Programs using Procedural Language [12]
  • Create Computer Programs using Event Based Programming [12]

  • = only 2 of these units will be selected during the course.

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements

  • Literacy - Level 2
  • Software Development - Level 2 / Equivalent

Qualifications

  • City and Guilds Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

Progression Options

  • Software Development - Level 3
  • Computer Engineering - Level 3
  • Apprenticeship in Game Development, Software Development and Software Testing

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.
Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.

What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!

Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.

Will my course cost?


Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2018-2019 we had 900 students in total, and only 10 had to pay fees. That means 890 (99.9%) got a free course!

If you are over 19, you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course. We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.

Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

Course registration fees
Our courses for students aged over 19 usually have a registration fee of £30. If you are unemployed or earning less than the London Living Wage annually, you won't need to pay this course registration fee.

Course Fees: free courses at ELATT Apply for a course

Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Benefits of this topic

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Rapid Growth

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High Salary Rate

This role prospectively leads you to a career with a good competitive salary.

Modern Technology

Build using modern technology that is continuously being innovated.

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Meet Frankie

Occupation: Business and Tech Analyst

"I got interested in graphics design and games design, but I soon found out that I did not have the qualifications to get onto any of the right courses. To help me find a pathway towards Games Design, my advisor found out about web design courses close to my home at ELATT."