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Old 10-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm really interested in going into further study of programming and getting into game development and I'm wondering what course I should be looking at, should I be looking at a level 3 Diploma in IT or something else? Also what's the difference between normal and extended because I can't seem to find the obvious difference and it appears they both last the same amount of time; I greatly appreciate any replies I receive, thanks.
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You'll want to look into Computer Science or Software Engineering; some schools have a Game Design major or specialization you can declare while taking CSC or SE courses, as well.

Not sure what you mean by "normal" and "extended"... more specifics on that?
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Is what I'm looking at for extended and normal, I also see software development at level 2 at the side should I be looking at that course as apposed to the level 3 I linked you?
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IT courses usually have very little to no programming.

If you're wanting to get into Game Programming as a career, then you'll want to get a degree is Computer Science or Software Engineering or Software Development (depends on what your college/university calls it).
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Thank you for the help, would this be a more appropriate course to take? BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in IT | Course Information | Courses
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Like I said, IT courses have little to no programming courses. If any, they will be extremely basic/intro level.

For game design/programming, you're going to have to go into intermediate/advanced level courses.
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