Gambling Operations (Gaming Machines) - Level 2
Course Code: TG1FE13
You don’t need to have previous experience to do this course but you must be at least 18 (and preferably have no criminal convictions).
We will provide you with full guidance and clarification at enrolment, when we will also assess your maths and English skills to ensure they are at entry level 3. If not, you will need to work towards achieving this level.
We are essentially looking for candidates who have the motivation, enthusiasm and maturity to succeed on the course and in the gaming industry.
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of machine maintenance skills before having a go yourself.
The course combines group work, practical and role play sessions, and dedicated self-study periods. You will also have an opportunity to apply your new skills with real customers during our fun casino events. Guest speakers from our partner employers provide real-life insight into this rewarding career.
Online development is a key element of this course and will involve you using our virtual learning environment, Moodle, for independent study outside of College. We will also support you in using a range of online apps.
Timetabled hours total at least 13.5 hours each week and you should expect to spend around 0.75 hours a week on independent study. We will confirm exact amounts to you at enrolment.
All students must take part in at least two fun casino events during the course, since these provide the hands-on experience needed to secure employment.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course lasts anything from 4 to 20 weeks depending on your unique requirements, with various start dates spaced out over the year.
Train for an exciting and rewarding career in the gaming industry. This employer-focused course provides the skills needed to gain employment as a gaming machine attendant, slot host or floor walker, and access excellent opportunities for travel and progression. You will learn about areas such as coin mechanism maintenance, ticket jams/refills, bulbing up, hopper dumping/top up and machine maintenance. Training is delivered by highly experienced tutors within our simulated gaming machine workshop, ensuring you develop your skills to industry standard. At the end of the course we will support you in securing suitable employment within the industry.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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