Hi All I wish to become a primary school teacher and need advice. Soon I am embarking to gain QTLS status with the Education and Training Foundation (formely ILF). I have Certificate in Education (don't have my degree hence the QTLS route) and have been teaching vocationally to businesses for several years. I have my adult Literacy/Numeracy too. I will register to gain QTLS before the September deadline and begin submitting my portfolio of evidence. Although I have many years teaching to adults (a year teaching in FE too) I do not have any experience teaching to children. I teach short mandatory training courses such as First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Safety etc and many more. Recently I was able to observe in a Primary school several lessons and all I can say is I was blown away by the expereince. Now it is all I can think about and want to work with the children and hopefully make a difference. I am highly inspired and motivated to do this. Questions that have come up are.... What wil I be teaching exactly? Presumably Maths, English and another subject? I am male, 46 years of age and wondered if my age could work against me? Also I hear that male primary teachers are in demand... Hope so!! Do I need to have had experience working in a Primary setting befire I will be taken seriously for interview? If so does anyone know what options there are there with this as I currently work fulltime... office hours! (I'd gladly work as a teaching assistant for 6 months or so if need be and take the drop in wages although would I be considered for this role with my quals/expereince? Sorry for the long message and I do hope it makes sense. Best wishes Ray Duell Training Consultant for a Health and Safety company.