Introductory Certificate in Games Level 1 (Peaks)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00225
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Do you aspire to work in the creative industries? Do you have a passion for games design, photography and film-making? Then this Level 1 course will help you to start that journey by developing your creative potential. This exciting one-year study programme offers an opportunity for you to explore a number of creative disciplines; you will develop skills in Games Design, Photography and Film-making. These skills will allow you to develop a portfolio and aid your progression to one of our higher-level courses.



About the Course

If you want to work in the creative industries (TV, film, photography, games design) then this is the course for you! Taught over one year, this study programme will give you the opportunity to explore different creative areas, from film and TV to games design. The course will also teach you the basic knowledge and skills you will need to progress on to a higher level course. In addition, you will also explore enterprise and vocational employment. You will create a digital portfolio and be encouraged not only to consider how you can get paid for your work but also how to market your products and services online via social media.  During this course there will be added emphasis on improving your Maths and English skills so that you are able to progress onto a higher level course or Apprenticeship.

Key Units

This course is 70% practical and 30% theoretical; all vocational assignments are coursework-based assignments using research, idea development, concept work, final designs/products and evaluation.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment for the Level 1 Certificate is coursework based, there are no exams

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English Language. 

Your next steps...

Where does this Lead

The Faculty of Creative and Design offers courses in either Games Design, Photography or Creative Media Production at Level 2, so you can specialise after you have completed the Level 1 Certificate.

Future Opportunities

It is anticipated that upon completion of the Level 1 Certificate, you will progress on to one of our related Level 2 courses. To further aid your progression, the faculty offers Level 3 and Higher Education courses in Games Design, Photography and Creative Media Production.