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    Hello everyone

    I have question about how to become computer programmer. I'm 23 years old, I finished my education at level 2 BTEC Diploma in IT. I just realize I failed and I need to get back to college or get some courses. However I would like to become a computer programmer and I need someone to advise me which path I should follow in education to get qualification. I'm know I will have to learn a lot by myself but it's my goal and I think I will achive it, I just need education to get job easier after I learn how to code. Just want to add I can't do full time courses but I can go part time weekends or online of course.


    Thanks a lot for the help.
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    Maybe look at a part-time BTEC Level 3 in IT/Computing.

    Alternatively you could look at the Open University and do their Computing degree part-time through distance learning, it allows you to work at your own pace and you can basically take as long as you want to complete it (up to 16 years), i know people who do this alongside working full time and aim to complete it in 4-6 years

    here is the link:
    http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62#

    another alternative to this is to get an entry level Software Engineering apprenticeship which may not pay well at first but it will be great experience and give you qualifications at the same time

    Hope this helps
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    A computer programmer in what exactly?
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    (Original post by Final Fantasy)
    A computer programmer in what exactly?
    I want to focus on Java (back end) but It will probably change when I learn more about programming. I like to work on computers and I have more than basic knowledge about them so I think it is a good idea to start my career in this industry. I looking for course that will improve my general knowledge about computers as I know the programming is mainly based on how much you learn by yourself.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Maybe look at a part-time BTEC Level 3 in IT/Computing.

    Alternatively you could look at the Open University and do their Computing degree part-time through distance learning, it allows you to work at your own pace and you can basically take as long as you want to complete it (up to 16 years), i know people who do this alongside working full time and aim to complete it in 4-6 years

    here is the link:
    http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62#

    another alternative to this is to get an entry level Software Engineering apprenticeship which may not pay well at first but it will be great experience and give you qualifications at the same time

    Hope this helps
    Thanks ! This will help a lot.
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    I currently study IT in which one of my modules is java (I hate it, but that's because I don't enjoy programming) however for someone like you this would be very interesting. I did a BTEC in information systems and networking in which it enabled me to get onto a degree. To get to university you either need A-Levels or BTEC's from what I know. Including maths and english at grade C or above.

    Also you should do the online courses on https://www.codecademy.com/learn this will enable you to understand other programming languages but also has a very good JavaScript on there website.

    public class TheStudentRoom {
    public static void main (String[] args ) {

    System.out.println("I hope this helps, study hard and you will achieve your goals!");

    }

    }
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I currently study IT in which one of my modules is java (I hate it, but that's because I don't enjoy programming) however for someone like you this would be very interesting. I did a BTEC in information systems and networking in which it enabled me to get onto a degree. To get to university you either need A-Levels or BTEC's from what I know. Including maths and english at grade C or above.

    Also you should do the online courses on https://www.codecademy.com/learn this will enable you to understand other programming languages but also has a very good JavaScript on there website.

    public class TheStudentRoom {
    public static void main (String[] args ) {

    System.out.println("I hope this helps, study hard and you will achieve your goals!";

    }

    }
    hope*
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I currently study IT in which one of my modules is java (I hate it, but that's because I don't enjoy programming) however for someone like you this would be very interesting. I did a BTEC in information systems and networking in which it enabled me to get onto a degree. To get to university you either need A-Levels or BTEC's from what I know. Including maths and english at grade C or above.

    Also you should do the online courses on https://www.codecademy.com/learn this will enable you to understand other programming languages but also has a very good JavaScript on there website.

    public class TheStudentRoom {
    public static void main (String[] args ) {

    System.out.println("I hope this helps, study hard and you will achieve your goals!";

    }

    }
    What other languages do you know? I want to learn Python. But I don't have the time to start yet
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    (Original post by Adeel Ali)
    What other languages do you know? I want to learn Python. But I don't have the time to start yet
    I would rather learn Spanish than do programming I hate all aspects of programming if I am been honest. Next year I will be doing SQL
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I would rather learn Spanish than do programming I hate all aspects of programming if I am been honest. Next year I will be doing SQL
    Haha Spanish is an awesome language. I did it to GCSE. However, I don't think I have the dedication or commitment to learning it in my spare time.
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    (Original post by Adeel Ali)
    Haha Spanish is an awesome language. I did it to GCSE. However, I don't think I have the dedication or commitment to learning it in my spare time.

    What languages do you know?
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    English Punjabi and Basic Spanish. You?
 
 
 
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