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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

HND Computer Games Development

I attended a meeting in Edinburgh this morning to discuss the possibility of developing a new HND in the field of computer games.

SQA developed a qualification entitled HNC Computer Games Development three years ago and, after a slow start, it is beginning to take off, with several centres reporting a lot of interest and high uptake for the coming session. The attendance this morning seemed to reflect this high interest - 20 people attended (no mean feat given it's the last week of the holidays), representing 14 centres.

It was a very positive meeting. The overwhelming concensus was to develop an HND award to build on the existing HNC qualification. In fact, there was general support for a review of the HNC, perhaps reflecting the huge changes in this industry during the last three years.

We aim to have the new award available to centres from January 2010. The first stage is forming a Qualification Development Team. In the meantime, contact Caroline if you want to know more.

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