Take a look at some post-grad courses
eg. MSc in Computing for Industry
This MSc course is specifically designed for people already working in computing. It gives computing professionals an awareness of current technologies, and the principles behind them, so that they can lead effectively. Students are able to specialise in state-of-the-art methods in a wide spectrum of areas of software engineering and related tools and technologies. This gives them an understanding of emerging research trends and an awareness of how they may be adapted in industrial applications. Entry to this course requires at least a second class Honours degree and current employment experience in the IT industry.
Cost = £18,000 :eek:
MSc Computing for Industry
Or consider doing the undergrad degree BSc or BEng in Computing - most uni's in England will charge you up to £3,000 a year (£9,000 total) plus you cant work full time while you are doing it so say you are on £15,000 as a tech that's £45,000 in lost earnings and £9,000 in fees add in living expenses and you are approaching £75,000 for your degree. :bolt:
Its then that I am thankful I'm Scottish and can study at uni with no fees whatsoever :P
If I were doing it all again I would probably choose one of these courses (Lancaster, OU etc) combined with on the job training. Now If only I could save up enough for an MSc or convince my employer to invest in me.