Get into Gaming

Get into Gaming

Get into Gaming (Study Programme) is a full-time one year course. Throughout the course, you will learn about the structure of the games and animation industries, as well as job roles within these. You will also undertake research and pre-production techniques which will inform the development of character and environment artwork, 2D animation, 3D models, stories and audio using industry-standard software tools and practices.

The course will also enhance your employability and study skills by ensuring that you develop good English and maths skills up to level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE, planning and setting short and long term goals, learning how to target your CV and how to prepare for interviews.

You will take part in a high quality work experience placement.

Units are assessed against a three-point system which highlights how well a student is progressing. Feedback is given for each task to help students understand how work can be improved. This provides an opportunity to develop skills throughout the year and then effectively use them to produce a formally assessed project at the end of the year.

This course is nationally recognised by the games industry and, with an appropriate portfolio of work, could lead to junior positions in art, animation, or design. There is also the potential for positions in the animation, film and television industries using similar skills gained on the course.


LLC Croydon

Entry Requirements

Learners should be 4 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification. You will attend an interview at LLC and if necessary, references will be taken up. You will also be required to provide a piece of written work relating to games or animation plus a sketchbook or other examples of artwork. You should also be eligible to work in England, have little or no work experience but are motivated to work, aged 16 to 24 - or 25 with an EHC plan.


University of the Arts Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Game Design). Functional Skills or GCSE Maths & English.

Who is this course for?

The Games Design Study programme is a new course designed for young people 16-24 years of age (or 25 if you have an EHC plan) who are looking to gain qualifications and preparation to move into further training (ie level 3 games Development), employment/self-employment or an apprenticeship.

This course is for those who wish to work in the games or animation industries in a creative capacity, developing original game concepts, characters, environments, and narratives. The course is designed to introduce pre-production and production processes related to these areas.

Course Benefits

  • Financial support for travel, childcare or a disability.
  • Support from your local Jobcentre Plus if you are eligible for work benefits.
  • A high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours.
  • Sector focused vocational learning to help prepare you for studying at the next level, an apprenticeship or job/self-employment and recognition of your learning.
  • Help to progress to your chosen destination at the end of the course.
  • Experience and friendly tutors who really know how to get the best out of young people!
  • At a time when young people face even more challenge and competition in the labour market from older and more experienced workers, this programme can be the step up that you need to launch your career.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees, start dates and much more.

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Quick Facts

Start Dates

Monday 2nd November 2020

End Date

Friday 16th July 2021


9.30 am - 4.00 pm


Fully funded subject to eligibility criteria

During the Christmas holidays LLC offices will be closed and we will re-open the 2nd January 2020.

We see you having a great Christmas and a Happy New Year