Computer Games Development NPA

What is special about this course?

The NPAs in Computer Games Development at SCQF levels 4 introduce learners to the genres, trends and emerging technologies of the computer games industry. This suite of awards provides a foundation in techniques that are important to the sector, such as digital planning and design, creation of media assets, and development and testing — while also developing employability skills and Core Skills through enterprise activities.

This qualification covers core areas such as design, media assets and development. Coding is also an important part of this qualification. The award will improve learners’ computational thinking skills — an area that is gaining recognition as a vital 21st century competence — and stimulate interest in computer science among young learners.

Entry requirements

A Personal Computer with Windows 10

A keen interest in games development


HX9V 44 Computer Games: Design (SCQF level 4)

HX9W 44 Computer Games: Media Assets (SCQF level 4)

HX9X 44 Computer Games: Development (SCQF level 4)


How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online

How long will my course last?

108 Hours

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

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What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you will be able to design and create computer games.

You may wish to further your studies by enrolling on NQ Computing: Games Design and Cyber Security


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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.