NPA Computer Games Development SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

If you love playing computer games and want to learn how to make your own, then the NPA Computer Games Development SCQF level 5 course is for you. This course will teach you the basics of game design, media assets and development. You will learn how to use different tools and techniques to create your own games for various platforms and genres. You will also develop your coding skills and computational thinking, which are essential for the computer games industry. By the end of this course, you will have an example of a game designed by you that you can showcase to potential employers or further education providers. You will also learn about the esports sector, which is a fast-growing and exciting field of professional gaming.

The course timetable is Monday 11.15am - 1.15pm and Thursday 9am - 1.15pm

Entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements although you should enjoy working with others and have a real interest in computer games development.

What units will I study?

  • Computer Games: Design
  • Computer Games: Development
  • Computer Games: Media Assets

How will I study my course?

    Your course will generally be a mix of local centre-based learning time, and flexible learning time. You need to commit to both, but you can choose when to complete flexible learning to fit around work, caring and personal commitments. 

    You will attend your local centre to learn together with your lecturers and fellow classmates in an online classroom. As well as having fellow students with you in your local centre, you may also connect with students in our other locations.

    How long will my course last?

    17 Weeks

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Argyll

    Start date

    w/c 22 January 2024

    The course timetable is Monday 11.15am - 1.15pm and Thursday 9am - 1.15pm


    The fee for this course is £344.

    If you are on a low income or in receipt of certain benefits may receive a fee waiver. Please refer to page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide to see if you are eligible. You can download a FEE WAIVER FORM here.  If you would like help or advice on fee waiver, please contact your nearest learning centre.

    If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, you may be able to apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA) to cover up to £200 the cost of this course.

    This course is not available to students who require a Tier 4 Home Office visa to study in Scotland (international or EU).

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Where will it take me?

    NC Computing with Digital Media 

    Is there more information available online?

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.