About Btec and Canterbury college


About BTEC Level 3 :

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a secondary school leaving qualification and vocational qualification taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The qualification is organised and awarded by the Edexcel within the BTEC brand and it is equivalent to A-Levels. It is regarded as equivalent in level to the GCE A Levels, more specifically to three A2 awards and the AVCE.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is particularly suitable for those who have strong inclinations towards a particular vocational career, starting with technical level posts and leading, after experience, to supervisory and enterprise management posts.

The usual entry requirement is at least five GCSE subject passes at A*, A, B or C grades, covering English, Maths and Science. In most land-based industries, science (usually double science) will be a preferred subject, together with Maths and English. Equivalent entry qualifications are also accepted, including an appropriate BTEC First Diploma with a merit grade or a relevant NVQ at Level 2 or an Intermediate GNVQ.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development Courses Description:

The course boasts a diverse mixture of game design, art and development. By the end of your first year you will have produced a variety of game ideas and playable games, developed your 2D art skills, created 3D models to be used as in-game assets for your own level designs as well as making your very own game. You will learn how to generate unique game ideas and how to develop them using industry-practised techniques. You will be using industry-standard software tools such as Game Maker, Photoshop, UDK and Autodesk Maya.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to enhance your learning experience through workshops, lectures from industry guest speakers, visits to game expos, course-related enrichment activities as well as having the opportunity to promote and sell your work to earn money.

More about this course can be found: Here 

About Canterbury College :

Canterbury College was established in 1947 and has grown to be one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East, with campuses in Canterbury and Swale.Canterbury College’s provision ranges from A Level, Degrees and vocational courses for school-leavers and adults through to day-release courses and in-house training and assessment for companies.

AS/A Levels Canterbury College has a large AS/A Level department, offering students courses in languages, humanities and sciences. A Levels are Level 3 courses and can be achieved in two parts (AS & A2).

Certificates and Diplomas The college offers a number of vocational certificate and diploma qualifications for students to study across a range of disciplines, from Art to Travel. These courses are designed to provide students with practical skills in their chosen field.

Level 2 qualifications are the same level as GCSEs (grades A*-C), with the highest Level 2 BTEC Diploma equivalent to 4 GCSEs. Level 3 qualifications are the same level as A Levels, with the highest Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Higher Education The Higher Education courses offered at Canterbury College can be studied on a full or part-time basis, combining part-time study with a job.

Apprenticeships The college offers over 30 apprenticeships. As employees, Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. The employer pays the employee’s wages and gives on-the-job training which allows them to achieve vocational qualifications. Students also spend time at College, gaining Functional Skills which will be useful in the job market: working effectively as part of a team, communicating clearly and using new technology.