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Gaming is becoming an increasingly popular career choice, with lots of technical and creative roles available for those with a passion for gaming.

There are many opportunities springing up in towns and cities across the UK, with roles including game design, esports, sound engineering, digital marketing, creative design, art and countless more opportunities.

A survey of 13 to 18-year-olds, carried out by gaming accessories firm HyperX, found that 55% of young people surveyed believe gaming is a path to a future career. They’re not wrong.

Learners need the tools early in their education, to give them a foundation of digital skills to support their career aspirations.

BCS Level 2 Thinking as a Coder Award

BCS has just launched a brand-new, Ofqual approved, BCS Level 2 Thinking as a Coder qualification, developed for KS3 learners. It will help put them on the right pathway to obtaining programming skills to follow their career aspirations.

The qualification consists of five modules (Computing Terms, Computational Thinking Methods, Starting to Code, Building using Code, Test, Debug and Release) and will develop learners’ problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as management of databases, customer relations and digital marketing.

These skills are currently in demand and will continue to increase in the future, especially within the gaming sector.

Delivery made easy

We’ll give you the resources to help learners get qualified:

  • Can be studied in the classroom or online
  • GLH 39
  • 45 min online test – 36 questions, pass mark 75%
  • No manual marking
The Thinking as a Coder qualification materials includes:
  • Learner materials – 15 lesson plans
  • Diagnostic test
  • Teacher handbook
  • Automated testing and instant results for the online assessment

On successful completion, learners get Level 2 certified. Coding qualifications like this are essential and will help young people compete in a digital economy of today and in the future.

For more information, call 01793 417445 or email bcssales@bcs.uk. Interested in teaching digital literacy qualifications? Click here.


Free virtual event

Are your learners prepared for their automated future? BCS can help schools get started, and teachers can learn how easy it is to embed robotics into the classroom.

If you would like to learn how easily you can embed robotics into your classroom, join us for a virtual spotlight talk with Dr John Woollard, teaching fellow at the University of Southampton and founding member of Computing at School, who will boost teacher confidence, showcasing how easy it is to deliver robotics L1 in the classroom.

You don’t need any prior teaching experience – just the right tools and resources.

The event takes place on 30th March 2022 from 4pm-4:55pm. Register here.

Careers support

We’ve teamed up with people working in technology and asked them to share their experiences, including Tara Reddy who co-founded a gaming company. Access this video and many more by clicking here. An apprenticeship is a great way to enter the IT Profession. Hear about apprentices’ experiences through a series of short inspirational videos, found here.

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