When I started working teaching at Suffolk New College, I began teaching Games Design as a part of the Creative Media department, as a single pathway in a much broader and more diverse course. Almost immediately, I began planning the eventual expansion of Games Design into a fully fledged course, backed by our Head of School, the Creative Media Programme Leader, and my colleagues in the Creative Media department. With their support, I undertook a PGCE to increase my knowledge in the area of teaching in FE, during which I wrote a curriculum proposal aimed at the creation of a Games Design course, to stand as a part of the School of Creative Arts.
In 2014, we finally got the go-ahead, and began accepting applicants.Over this year we solidified our plans, and advertised the course, and during this time I frequently visited local high schools with the college, to show what we had to offer as a course. At the close of the academic year, I was invited to give a talk at "Games In The FE Curriculum Conference" at the University of Suffolk, where I spoke to other FE teachers about delivering Games Design at FE level.