Computing with Games Development & Coding

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

Our Computing with Games Development & Coding course is a two-year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. This course has an emphasis on games development and coding. 
This is a growth area for employment opportunities as the number of IT devices continues to grow, the demand for staff able to code them increases. You will have the opportunity to learn several programming languages and you will learn to develop games and mobile applications.  You will also learn skills ranging from identifying and replacing basic components of a PC to connecting a network of PCs within a company.

What you will study

In this Extended Diploma in Computing you will study units including:

Year 1

  • Principles of Computer Science - programming
  • Computer Games Development
  • IT Systems Security and Encryption
  • Mobile Applications Development

Year 2

  • Software Design and Development Project
  • Computer Networking
  • Planning and Managing Computing Projects
  • Website Development

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grades A* - C including English Language and Maths (or equivalent). International students will require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

I was so used to the kind of structure you get at school and wanted a change. It was a fresh start for me. It’s always nice to do something different even if you’re scared. Some people think doing a BTEC is not as useful as sitting A Levels, but really I enjoy having to only do course work and not doing exams as I find course work easier yet I am still able to qualify for University. I’ve enjoyed the teaching as well – the tutors treat you like adults. City Centre Campus is a very bright, colourful building which I really like as it creates a nice environment to work in. 

IT Case Study
Emily Williams
Studying Computing with Cyber Security – Year 2

Career prospects & further study

After completing this course, successful candidates may progress onto the Extended Diploma in Computing. Many students will also pursue various employment opportunities within the industry.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

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CF10 5FE

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Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ