This course is a launch pad for progression to HNC/HND level courses in computer games digital design or computer games development, and allows you to learn how a game is constructed from initial concept to final product.

You will also be able to learn more about 3D modelling and VR emerging technologies within the games industry.

  • ICT
  • Programming
  • Team-working
  • Digital Design
  • Programming
  • One Year Full-time across approximately 3 days per week. Learners will have allocated additional learning time to be completed outside of class time.
  • There will be an element of Online Learning.
  • Computer games design, media assets, and development
  • eSports element
  • Emerging technologies and experiences
  • Character creation
  • Gameplay
  • Games programming
  • 2D and 3D modelling and animation
  • Animation skills



Those interested to progress to the HND for Computer Games Development can study a Preparation for HN Maths to allow for progression.

Those who enjoy the creative design side of the course can study an Animation Project.

  • Communication at SCQF Level 5 National

PLUS one of the following:

  • Three other National 5's at Grade C or above: Preferred: National 5 Maths at Grade B or above
  • Intermediate Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation (with eSports) SCQF Level 5
  • National Certificate: Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 5
  • National Certificate: Computer Games Development SCQF Level 5
  • Note: National 5 Maths at Grade B or above will be required for some progression routes.
  • HNC Digital Design & Development SCQF Level 7
  • HNC Computer Arts and Design SCQF Level 7
  • HNC 3D Computer Animation SCQF Level 7
  • HND Computer Games Development SCQF Level 8
  • Games Tester
  • Games developer
  • Game designer
  • Virtual Reality Designer
  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality programmer
  • Software Developer


  • Submit an online application.
  • After this, you may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion.
  • You may also be required to sit a 45-minute maths diagnostic test.
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a transition form from the school.