The third meeting of the QDT for the new NC in Computer Games Development, at SCQF Level 6, took place today. The aim of today's meeting was to brainstorm the contents of the new award. So there was lots of talking about the sort of things we want in the award.
I began the meeting by congratulating Frank Duffy, of Motherwell College, for being elected the Lead Developer for this project.
Of course, we don't have a blank piece of paper. There is a Level 5 award already in existence and, of course, this award should articulate with the HNC in Computer Games Development. But we had interesting debates about what should be in this award, core skills and other areas such as mathematics and business skills.
The team felt it important that the award is suitable for technical and creative students, and the framework should not create barriers to either group... so mandatory maths was out!
It was a good meeting. We finished by asking Frank to take away our ideas and turn them into an actual framework. Once the QDT agrees a framework we will carry out a public consultation. Watch this space for more information.
Contact Hilary if you want to know more about this development.