Course Information

Course Title: Computer Games Dev. (NPA)

Course Level: N5


National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Computer Games Development at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6 introduces learners to skills that are important in the Computer Games industry.

The NPAs in Computer Games Development at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6 introduce learners to the genres, trends and emerging technologies of the computer games industry. This suite of awards provides a foundation in techniques that are important to the sector, such as digital planning and design, creation of media assets, and development and testing - while also developing employability skills and Core Skills through enterprise activities.

This qualification covers core areas such as design, media assets and development. Coding is also an important part of this qualification. The award will improve learners' computational thinking skills - an area that is gaining recognition as a vital 21st century competence - and stimulate interest in computer science among young learners.


National Progression Award(s)