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    Default Your Guide To City and Guilds

    The following qualifications are being offered to students in addition to the TIGA Diploma. Students may take either City & Guilds or TIGA, or if they particularly wish to do so, they can choose to take both:
    Level 6 Diploma in Game Design for Computer Gaming (Industry Specific)

    Level 7 Diploma in Art and Animation for Computer Gaming (Industry Specific)

    Level 7 Diploma in Game Development for Computer Gaming (Industry Specific)

    So that you are able to have an understanding of these levels we have copied below the levelling equivalent as issued by City & Guilds:

    Level 6 Honours degree/Graduate* For senior managers.
    Level 7 Postgraduate level.

    a) The QA course is NOT included.
    b) The City & Guilds Designer qualification is equivalent to Degree level. The Art and Animation and Developer qualifications are equivalent to Masters level. So, how does this sit with the benchmarking? All three courses are benchmarked as equivalent to the first two years of university, the benchmarking relates to how the course itself compares to a course at university; it does not look at the qualification but the course itself. We have to bear in mind that university courses have a lot of bums on seat time, labs and other face to face time, open learning courses do not have as much face to face time. During a university benchmarking the courses are compared as if like for like, one of the criteria is therefore face to face time, for this reason the benchmarking will record lower for courses which do not include as much face to face time. However, the actual qualification, as proven by City & Guilds levelling, may be the same as a university degree, or indeed above.
    c) PORTFOLIOS the portfolio required for the City & Guilds qualification is DIFFERENT to the portfolio required for the TIGA qualification. Therefore, if a student chooses to undertake both qualifications they would need to produce two portfolios.
    d) The portfolios which students are asked to produce as part of their course work is separate to the portfolios for either the City & Guilds qualification and the TIGA qualification.
    e) Students should try to decide which qualification they wish to undertake at the beginning of Section 3 of the course material, however, we will accept decisions at any point during Section 3. To make a choice the student should simply contact their Tutor Team, either for a discussion, or to state which qualification/s they wish to work towards. However, we are flexible as to point at which the student makes this decision.
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    The simple answer is talk to your Tutor

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    This is great. Thanks for this. Clears up all I wanted to know about city and guilds qualification.

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    Feel like a bit of a dunce for doing the QA Tester course now and not the Game Development, is it possible for me to change my course or something I really would like the C&G qualification when I can go for it, I mean I'd at least like to have the option as it is more recognized than the TIGA and even if it wasn't I'd still have an extra two qualifications which would be fantastic

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    Yes, people have swapped courses. Depends on a few things though, give customer services a call, or speak to your tutors.
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    This was very useful. I've sent a message straight to my tutor asking to do both.

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    I got a message bk from my tutor saying to let them know I want to do both at the end of my course and when I finish my last tma they will send me the brief for the city and guilds award.

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    Well I spoke with my tutors they said to email customer services and that it should take roughly 2 weeks to investigate having everything changed, but it will be awesome if it does get changed I'll be going onto the game developer course
    Just wanted to ask if it actually costs to change course
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    O u actually changing your course? If you change within a couple of weeks of starting I think it's few. After that period I don't think you can change at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4V3 View Post
    O u actually changing your course? If you change within a couple of weeks of starting I think it's few. After that period I don't think you can change at all.
    Yes, you can change after that. People have changed towards the end of Section 2 (that I'm aware of). But it depends on the situation and reasons for wanting to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carwash View Post
    Yes, you can change after that. People have changed towards the end of Section 2 (that I'm aware of). But it depends on the situation and reasons for wanting to change.
    Well I hope that my reasoning is fine I got seriously worried with what D4V3 said then I was like oh gosh no, so glad that change is still available I just hope that they accept me to change my course

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