HCUC, Harrow College & Uxbridge College
Digital Technologies- Games Programming HNC
HCUC, Harrow College & Uxbridge College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies- Games Programming will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge and key skills needed to join this thriving industry. You’ll be joining a supportive and friendly cohort of highly motivated games students who work hard to achieve their goals. You will gain a strong understanding of game engine technology with the ability to extend development pipelines beyond default tools. You will explore the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and develop the skills to manage large software projects. You do not need previous experience in graphic design or 3D modelling - just a passion for computer games development.,

Course Content Technologies- Games Programming at Level 4 through two core units (mandatory) and six further optional units at Level 4. The units are:

Core Units:

Professional Practice in the Digital Economy Innovation and Digital Transformation Optional units:

Programming Data Analytics Game Development Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems 3D Modelling Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design You will be exposed to a variety of industry-standard platforms and technologies – including virtual, augmented, mixed and extended reality – but will always focus on your own personal and professional interest. You’ll evolve how you think, make decisions, and develop ideas, to ultimately code games that give users an exceptional experience.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Digital Technologies- Games Programming, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Assessment is through a series of assignments and projects (individual and group based) which makes a 100% of the grade. The grades in each subject unit are shown as: pass merit distinction

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar.

Qualification requirements

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply

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Tuition Fees Digital Technologies- Games Programming HNC

EU £6000 year 1
Channel Islands £6000 year 1
England UK £6000 year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 year 1
Scotland £6000 year 1
Wales £6000 year 1
International £7692 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, ID card which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library and college registration

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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Uxbridge Campus
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