Activate Learning

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Digital Technologies - Gaming and Animation

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Course summary

Activate Learning is proud to be working in collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College to deliver the new South Central Institute of Technology, working with leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, Cranfield University, and Evidence Talks. Institutes of Technology have been designed to create higher level technical qualifications, in partnership with employers to increase productivity and raise the standards of university-level technical education. Activate Learning will be hosting two, state-of-the-art hubs at our Blackbird Leys Technology Campus in Oxford and at our Reading College campus. The Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies, accredited by Pearson, will provide you with the core skills required for a range of careers in digital technologies and develop your understanding of the major impact that digital technologies have on the business environment. This Level 4 qualification will boost your creative skills and lay the foundation of your learning by undergoing a broad introduction to digital technologies. HNC in Games & Animation is a higher-level course, equivalent to the first year of a university degree programme. It concentrates on developing the skills to succeed in industry and prepares you for work in the digital sector. The programme is designed to be studied full-time over one academic year, three days a week. The HNC in Games & Animation is a qualification of a minimum of 120 credits, including; • Professional Practice in the Digital Economy • Innovation and Digital Transformation • Cyber Security • Programming • Big Data and Visualisation • Cloud Fundamentals • Games Development • Principles of Animation Upon successful completion of this course, you will be perfectly positioned to study a HND in Games & Animation at Level 5, progress onto university or straight into employment. You could expect roles such as Games Designer, Junior Animator, Games Consultant, Animator, Games Developer, Animation Director to name but a few. No exams! Courses are broken down into modules with practical tasks and ongoing assessments

Course details


Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (15 credits) Innovation and Digital Transformation (15 credits) Cyber Security (15 credits) Programming (15 credits) Big Data and Visualisation (15 credits) Networking in the Cloud (15 credits) Security (15 credits) Database Design and Development (15 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments, group assessment, peer assessment, portfolio assessment and practice-related coursework. You will also be supported with a wide range of learning resources made available via Activate Learning’s Online Learning Environment (ALO), including access to textbooks, articles and multimedia content.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Reading and writing must be at 5.5 minimum
PTE Academic51

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Technologies - Gaming and Animation at Activate Learning - UCAS