Games Development Level 3 Applied

Course Overview

This BRAND-NEW course starting in September 2025 will be on the cutting-edge of Games Development Education. Using the latest technologies such as VR, AR and Photogrammetry you will learn all the skills necessary to become a creative media developer. 

This course is available to study as an Extended Diploma (180-credit course equivalent to 3 A Levels).

While Games Development is at the core of our teaching, we will also explore how Games Technologies are being used in the wider world, in film-making, animation, law enforcement, courts, architecture and medicine. Through this, you will explore a wide range of career options. This is a practical course backed up by theory, and at the end of each year you will have the freedom to create a project of your choosing. Throughout the course, there is a clear focus on teaching you the necessary skills needed for a career in Games Development and other related industries.

Year 1 Modules

  • Creating Retro 2D Games
  • Creating Sounds for Games
  • Creating Art for Games
  • Creating a 3D Game
  • New and Emerging Technologies - VR
  • Final Major Project

Year 2 Modules

  • Refining your game-making technique
  • Forming your speciality
  • Working to a Client Brief
  • Exploring the Games Skills as a wider market
  • Year 2 Final Major Project


Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at Grade 4 including:
      • Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature
      • Merit in Level 2 Media if taken


  • 100% Coursework
  • Exam Board: UAL

Why choose this course? 

You should choose this course if you are passionate about Games, Animation and VR. We offer trips to big games events, such as EGX and MCM. We are also planning trips to see retro games. We have various speakers come in from industry, in the past we have had Frontier.

On this course you make use of the college facilities which include: industry standard, PC’s, professional filming and sound equipment and VR headsets. We also enter various Games Development competitions and Games Jams.

Skills you'll gain

You will gain a foundation for all core Games Development skills, practical and theoretical. 

These practical skills will be taught on the course:

  • 2D/3D Game Design
  • 2D/3D Games Development
  • 2D/3D Animation(Maya and Animate)
  • 3D Modelling Software(Maya)
  • Games Development Engines(GoDot and Unreal)
  • Games Texturing
  • Creating sounds for video games
  • Games skills for other industries
  • VR Games Development, through Unreal Engine


These theoretical skills will be taught on the course:

  • Games Design Theory and Planning
  • Communication
  • Careers (in Games Development and other industries - including Indie and Freelance)
  • Making a product for an audience 
  • Working to a brief
  • Organisation
  • Research and analysis

After Long Road

After Long Road, there are many avenues open to you. We have had students go to university to study Games Design, Games Development, Animation, VFX and Digital Media. Furthermore, we aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills to start creating games as soon as you finish here – so you can try the indie scene!

With our focus on games and non-games related industries, we hope you can take an interest in differing areas of technology.