Friday, 30 September 2011

NC Computer Games Development (Level 6) first meeting

The first meeting of the QDT for the new National Certificate in Computer Games Development at SCQF Level 6 was held this morning, in the SQA offices in Glasgow.

Ten people attended, representing colleges, schools and employers. There was a good geographical spread (colleges from Dundee to Kilmarnock were represented) and a good gender mix (unusually for this subject area, more women than men). It was particularly pleasing to see a school representative on the team.

The purpose of this first meeting was to set the scene and provide background information on the development.
We discussed how this development fits with existing qualifications, the role of the QDT, and the planned timescales. I hope to have this new award available to centres from August 2012.

It was a good, productive meeting, which, I hope, achieved its goals. There were lots of useful contributions from people. The popularity of computer games with learners was apparent, as was the educational merits of this subject area.

It's not too late to volunteer to serve on the QDT. Contact Hilary for more information. We hope to have the second meeting some time in October.

Once complete, this new award will sit alongside a comprehensive portfolio of qualifications in computer games.

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