Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Digital and Creative Industries Level 2 Award part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Thursday 10 March 2022 10 weeks. The course will start on 10 March 2022 and classes will take place on Thursdays (9.15am-12.30pm).

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have achieved prior qualifications or units prior to undertaking this qualification.

You will achieve

Level 2 Award in Digital and Creative Industries.

Course overview

This qualification provides you with knowledge, skills and behaviours in a variety of areas in the digital and creative industries, supporting different progression routes including those where digital skills are essential to support the creative process.

The qualification is an ideal next step from the Level 1 Creative Industries Qualification and supports progression to a number of Level 3 programmes including Games Design or Games Development, IT or Creative Media or the Arts. You work will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

Course content

This is a broad Digital and Creative Industries qualification that supports progression to a number of Level 3 programmes including Games Design or Games Development, IT, Creative Media or the Arts.

You will develop knowledge, understanding skills and behaviours in digital and creative industries with the opportunity to focus on key areas such as graphic design, games design and development, website design, Audio Production, Animation and office tools.

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as practical tasks and written coursework that will culminate in a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio will be used to determine your grade.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

This course will give you the skills for employment or to progress with your education by moving on to a Level 3 qualification, including the Access to HE in Computing course, and as a route into university or and Higher Education.

How much does the course cost?


16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Computing: Digital and Creative Industries Level 2 Award part-time

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