Thursday, 27 September 2012

NC Computer Games Development (SCQF 6)

The validation event for the new NC in Computer Games Development (at SCQF Level 6) took place yesterday at Jury's Inn in Glasgow.

It's been a year since our first meeting and yesterday was the culmination of a lot of hard work by the Qualification Development Team. Some time ago, we decided to split the qualification into two: a creative award and a software development award. So, we actually validated two awards yesterday:

  1. NC Computer Games: Creative Development (SCQF Level 6)
  2. NC Computer Games: Software Development (SCQF Level 6).

The purpose of a validation event is to permit fresh eyes to scrutinise a proposed qualification. The validation panel was led by Fiona Rushton, of James Watt College, and the QDT was led by Frank Duffy of Motherwell College.

The outcome of the validation was that both awards were validated with conditions (technically, this is "not validated until conditions are met"). Although there were several conditions and recommendations, the team were delighted with the outcome.

We will address the conditions between now and December. The new awards will be available to centres from March 2013.

Please contact Hilary if you want more information about these new awards.

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