Access Web and Games

Our Access Web and Games course provides an exciting introduction to digital media studies in a game development context. It offers a Computer Games Development NPA award and aims to help participants take the first steps towards a career in this sector.

It covers games design, games development and game asset creation. During the course, participants create a variety of multimedia elements for games (including audio and graphics) and learn the basics of programming games using Scratch.

The course is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College and is designed for unemployed students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may require support to maintain a college place. It offers progression on to a range of related courses at the College.

The course requires less than 16 hours a week attendance and should not affect benefit entitlement. Participants are provided with support to help them with any issues they may face in or outside of college.

The course is FREE but eligibility criteria may apply. Financial support may be available through Edinburgh College. There are no formal qualifications needed for this course, but a positive attitude, good work ethic and an interest in the subject are essential.


Participants must be of working age and not currently in education or employment. They must also meet other specific entry requirements (contact us for details).


The course is run three days per week over 20 weeks. It is delivered in one block starting in August.


The course provides a good grounding in Digital Media Studies and Games Design. It also offers guaranteed interviews for NPA Internet technology level 5. Other Progression options include: Interactive Media, Web Design and Development, Technical Support, Software Development, Networking and Hardware, Games Development


The course is delivered at Edinburgh College’s, Milton Road Campus.

North Lanarkshire
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

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