NPA Computer Games Development

This exciting new course will allow students to learn about how computer games are made, and by the end of the course they will develop a game of their own.






The NPA Computer Games Development course will be delivered by an Edinburgh College lecturer, and will includes 3 units:

    • Games Design – Students will think about what kind of game they want to create, researching and testing other games along the way
    • Media Assets – Students will use audio software like Audacity and graphics software like to create graphics, creating the assets for their game
    • Games Development – Learning some basic programming on Scratch, students will develop the knowledge to start making their own game.


    • Date/Time: Wednesdays from September, 10am-3pm, until June 2020
    • Location: Access to Industry, 156 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1RP
    • Finances: Course is part time and compatible with benefits. Financial support may be available in some circumstances
    • Support: Additional guidance and support will be available to all students, to help with any difficulties while on the course
    • Progression: On successful completion, students will be guaranteed interviews for a range of higher-level courses at Edinburgh College
    • Application criteria may apply. Please contact us if you’re not sure.

Registration details

For an application form, further information or any questions, please contact Graham on 0131 260 9721 /


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


The course is delivered on Wednesdays from September, 10am-3pm, until June 2020.


The course provides an introduction to Computer Games Design & Development, as well as basic programming, and students will achieve an SQA National Progression Award (NPA) upon completion. It will offer progression to a range of higher level courses at Edinburgh College.


The course will be delivered at Access to Industry, 156 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1RP.

North Lanarkshire
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