I wonder if you can help me. I've been gone from this website for a while now as I've not been in education but I really do miss it dreadfully, I qualified as a middle years science teacher in 2005 and taught on and off via contracts and supply for four years but never actually completed induction which lead to me leaving education and starting work as an inductrial chemist - which I am beginning to hate! iFor 2 years I've been applying for science technician jobs at schools and colleges but although I got interviews I was never offered a job so after too many knock-backs I've given up and have reviewed the situation and have decided that schools don't want me as technician...maybe they saw the passion for teaching which is still with me.and I cannot hide? I am well qualid=fied in chemistry up to master's level so maybe they thought I wouldn't stick as a support job - even thought I was a school chemistry technician before I left to do my PGCE. My best bet is to go into FE teaching/instructing/tutoring/assessing etc....but since I've been out of the loop for 2 years I lack confidence in a classroom environment. I have recently applied to do a PTLLS although I realise I don't have to do this introductory course but as I said, I need to 'prise' myself into this new career gently. Are there any other suitable part-time courses I can do or could I just apply for jobs (I've never actually seen any advertised in my area). I might be able to do some volunteer teaching but I'm not sure who I should write to? I'm wondering if anyone can advise as to the first steps I should take? There aren't many FE jobs advertised in my area so the more experience one has the better. I have little experience of teaching people aged 16 and above and no experence of teaching in FE or the Lifelong learning sector. Can anyone help?