Thanks, guys. I'm not necessarily after a qualification, I just want a structured way of learning these skills.
Whenever I pick-up a Perl or Python book, I get so far in and then get de-motivated. I would like some kind of course, that perhaps has deadlines and a mentor/ tutor, who can help pout if necessary.
Unfortunately, I am not in the position where I can take 3 years out of work, to go to university.