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Digital Games Design and Development — Level 2 Diploma

Course information

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development is a fast paced practical, industry standard course. You will learn by completing cutting edge projects and assignments that are based on realistic industry situations, activities and demands. The school work with a number of employers such as the NHS, Laing O'Rourke, Firesprite and Siemens. You will also have the opportunity to complete industry specific work experience and will be fully supported by a team of experts.

Game Design skills are required in a number of different industries across the Liverpool City Region including:

Health and Social Care
Media and Production
Visitor Economy

As well as working on live projects from our industry experts, completion of the course will allow you to progress onto level 3.

What will I learn?

You will gain a valuable insight into the world of games development, which will include:
3D modelling,
Game design,
UI design,
Unreal Engine and Adobe skills user experience

This course is based at out £2.5 million Digital Academy featuring the very latest technology and equipment.

Interview Process?
As part of the interview process we will be assessing your ability to represent your ideas visually. Please bring a portfolio or samples of your visual work. We are mainly looking for drawings/sketches, sketch books, photos, digital images, graphics, 3D, or a collection of design ideas. Try to avoid anime, Manga and Cartoons, we would much rather see observational drawing. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any of these at the moment; you still have time before the interview date to produce some examples of how your ideas might look visually. Please ensure you bring these with you as if you arrive without them it will mean we cannot offer you a place on the course.


UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

This course leads to...

Level 3:
Digital Games Design and Development
Digital and Computing Technologies

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSEs at Grade D / 3 or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject,
achieved within the last 5 years and a demonstrated interest in the area or relevant work experience with a portfolio of Art/Design work including Sketches, 3D Models or Photoshop Work.
All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C / 4 or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.

You must bring a portfolio of work to your interview.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163255

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 2710.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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