Game Design

Become a game designer with a FREE course at ELATT

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Course Overview

Are you a passionate gamer? Imagine getting paid for creating and developing new games! You could use your creativity and imagination in a new career as a Game Designer – this course is the first step to becoming a Game designer, or a related career such as games developers, programmers, games artists, animators or quality assurance tester.

Our courses are created in consultation with industry and you will be taught live online by an experienced tutor. We also focus on employability and include opportunities to speak to professionals and access mentoring, volunteering and work experience opportunities.

We’re here for you as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic: our Sixth Form classes are now all face-to-face, and we’re offering a mix of online and in-class options for our adult courses. You’ll receive the same personalised support whichever way you study at ELATT.

Career Potential

The 3D design and animation field includes careers such as computer games developer with a starting salary of £19,500, rising to £59,000  as a senior developer, producer or technical director.

Apply now to gain new skills, qualifications and take the first step to your new career.

Levels and Progression

Level 2
Award

Level 2
Certificate

9 - 10 Weeks

Duration

6 Hours

Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening study

Online

Environment

Content

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

6 - 12 Weeks

Duration

6 - 12 Hours

Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening study

Online

Environment

Content

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

9 - 10 Weeks

Duration

6 Hours

Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening study

Online

Environment

Content

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

6 - 12 Weeks

Duration

6 - 12 Hours

Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm

Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Evening study

Online

Environment

Content

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined on this page are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!

Yes, we are a recognised GCSE testing centre. If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths we’ll assess you to find out how we can help.

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. Most courses run for between six and fifteen hours per week. You’ll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 – 16.30

Tuesday9.30 – 16.30

Wednesday9.30 – 16.30

Thursday9.30 – 16.30

Friday9.30 – 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 – 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 – 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Our programmes for young people aged 16 – 19 are all in-person. For adults aged 19+ we offer both online and in-person classes. Apply today and find out more!

Our courses start throughout the year – it’s never too late to apply, but we encourage you to apply soon because places go quickly!

Yes! All ELATT students study for FREE. We are able to do this because as a charity we work hard to fundraise for grants and financial support from central government, local government, trusts, foundations and private companies. You can see a full list of our generous supporters here.

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Now I know that I can study and work and achieve great things, I am striving to achieve more professional qualifications so that I can continually do well in my career. I have learnt so much and I will apply all my expertise to my new job where I will be managing the IT networks at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.