Last week I attended the validation event for the centre led proposal for a National Certificate in Computer Games Development at SCQF level 5. Fiona Jackson from Forth Valley College was the lead developer and the design team included representatives from other colleges including Aberdeen, Adam Smith, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Stevenson.
The Award has a number of new Units which have been designed to develop creativity in candidates, and will also hopefully increase the candidate base by attracting more females to Computing courses. It also includes the Units from the NPA in Computer Games Development at SCQF level 5 in the mandatory section, which means that candidates will be certificated for the NPA, as well as the NC when they successfully complete the required Units.
The qualification was validated with conditions and should be available for August 2011.
In the meantime please contact me if you would like further information.