Certificate in Computer Technology with Gaming and Esports

Course Content

Technology affects all aspects of our lives, and the technology industry is varied and offers many career opportunities. This exciting course enables progression to higher levels of study, which provides a clear path to careers in the technology industry.

The focus is on knowledge and skills in some of the key areas required in the technology industry. Subjects include:

  • Games Programming
  • Web Development
  • Maths for Computing
  • Academic skills
  • Web Development
  • Esports Project

Please note that Esports and games are part of this course, but it also includes a range of other essential subjects.

Classes are 16 hours per week over 3 days. Class activities include hacking, coding, presentations, and teamwork.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should provide a strong personal statement explaining their interest in the course; please contact us for support if needed.

You may be invited to a recruitment workshop to ensure this course is right for you. 

All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

Method of Assessment

Each subject will have its own assessment. 

Methods of assessment vary but will include multiple-choice tests, coding tasks, short reports and project work.

Future Prospects

This course offers progression onto our HNC and Foundation Degree programmes:

  • HND Year 1 Software Development
  • HNC Computer Games Development
  • HNC Cyber Security
  • HNC Digital Design and Web Development
  • Foundation Degree in Esports and Creative Media

Successful students will find progression routes from HN courses to university.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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