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Salford City College
Eccles Sixth Form Centre
BTec Level 3
Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
Games Design
HA1 – Unit 13 – Understanding the Computer Games Industry
Professional Development Plan
Review your work to date investigating the games industry:
Organisational structure – the Value Chain
Job roles - your choice of career and feedback
Financial issues and market trends – what’s in and out and what is making money?
Contractual, legal and ethical issues – what other responsibilities will you have to consider?
You need to prepare a personal Professional Development Plan (PDP) for the next five years. Consider the job role you
have chosen to pursue and set yourself targets over the next five years that will help you get there. Use the following as
prompts, but they are not exhaustive:
What formal skills and qualifications will you need to achieve your goal?
Carry out a skills audit of what you possess now and what you will need in five years’ time to get your dream job.
This should include both academic and professional qualifications.
• Your current course, an Advanced, Level 3 BTec Extended Diploma – use the project schedule for this year
to target each assignment’s deadlines.
• Review what is required for your chosen job role on the Skillset website.
• Search for suitable courses on the UCAS site, through Skillset accredited courses and full cost provision,
like Futureworks and SSR.
What soft, transferable skills do you need to develop and how?
Problem solving Communication Commitment
Tenacity Creativity Honesty
Efficiency Innovation Trustworthiness
Teamwork Entrepreneurship Reliability
Self-presentation Punctuality Humour
Confidence Public speaking Empathy
ICT Literacy Numeracy
Professional and business considerations
Marketing – viral, face to face
Business knowledge / tax and accounting
Financial / Bank
Legal representation / contracts / IP
Insurance
Miscellaneous
Driving license
Transport – car/van
Health
Travel
Methods of Recruitment – How will you find out about the job you want?
Press and web
Word of mouth and personal contacts
Trade fairs and conferences
Internal promotion – via work experience / internships
Networking – IGDA
Applying for employment
Branding – logo/motion graphic
Gallery / showreel – Blog/Site(Behance)
Contact – Domain and email. Marketing literature/business cards.
Verification / References – personal and professional
Interview – Dress, language/speech and terms of address, interpersonal skills.
What will you need to stay on top once you are on your career path?
Continual Professional Development – management/administration, languages.
Self-training – hardware/software
Blog your results via Slideshare.

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Ha1 task 9

  • 1. Salford City College Eccles Sixth Form Centre BTec Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production Games Design HA1 – Unit 13 – Understanding the Computer Games Industry Professional Development Plan Review your work to date investigating the games industry: Organisational structure – the Value Chain Job roles - your choice of career and feedback Financial issues and market trends – what’s in and out and what is making money? Contractual, legal and ethical issues – what other responsibilities will you have to consider? You need to prepare a personal Professional Development Plan (PDP) for the next five years. Consider the job role you have chosen to pursue and set yourself targets over the next five years that will help you get there. Use the following as prompts, but they are not exhaustive: What formal skills and qualifications will you need to achieve your goal? Carry out a skills audit of what you possess now and what you will need in five years’ time to get your dream job. This should include both academic and professional qualifications. • Your current course, an Advanced, Level 3 BTec Extended Diploma – use the project schedule for this year to target each assignment’s deadlines. • Review what is required for your chosen job role on the Skillset website. • Search for suitable courses on the UCAS site, through Skillset accredited courses and full cost provision, like Futureworks and SSR. What soft, transferable skills do you need to develop and how? Problem solving Communication Commitment Tenacity Creativity Honesty Efficiency Innovation Trustworthiness Teamwork Entrepreneurship Reliability Self-presentation Punctuality Humour Confidence Public speaking Empathy ICT Literacy Numeracy Professional and business considerations Marketing – viral, face to face Business knowledge / tax and accounting Financial / Bank Legal representation / contracts / IP Insurance Miscellaneous Driving license Transport – car/van Health Travel
  • 2. Methods of Recruitment – How will you find out about the job you want? Press and web Word of mouth and personal contacts Trade fairs and conferences Internal promotion – via work experience / internships Networking – IGDA Applying for employment Branding – logo/motion graphic Gallery / showreel – Blog/Site(Behance) Contact – Domain and email. Marketing literature/business cards. Verification / References – personal and professional Interview – Dress, language/speech and terms of address, interpersonal skills. What will you need to stay on top once you are on your career path? Continual Professional Development – management/administration, languages. Self-training – hardware/software Blog your results via Slideshare.