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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Game Development too easy?? watch

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    Hey

    I'm in my first year of my studies at my local college but so far I'm finding it too easy. I am currently studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Game Development and the modules within it (including year two as well) are all things that I fully understand and use in my hobby programming projects.

    I am now stuck in a weird position. I want to leave my current course and get an apprenticeship but there's nothing in the field that I am interested in (web development). I did think about just battling trough the hours of boredom that I have while I'm at college but surely two years of that is a waste of my time since I could be doing something else?

    My questions are: since I find my current college course too easy and can't find any apprenticeships in the particular field that I am interested in (I have been looking for awhile) what can I do now? Is it possible to get a full-time job as a web developer if I do a part-time training course in my own time (online)?
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    It might not be boring for 2 years. It might just start out will easy stuff, and get more difficult
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    Stick with it, if you have level 3 then you will get a better apprenticeship (higher or degree level apprenticeship) when you finish and there's loads of companies who hire developer apprentices, and if you get onto one of these higher level apprenticeships the pay is significantly better.

    You could also look at swapping to an IT/Computing BTEC?
 
 
 
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