Hi, I have recently finished a degree in Journalism and have now started a full time job but what I really want to do is become a primary school teacher. I have looked into the routes into teaching: PGCE and GTP; and I think the GTP would be better suited for me. I have applied to the GTP provider in Wigan for this year but my application was sent rather close to deadline and I've read that this risks me not being accepted this time. In the mean time, what else can I do job-wise/experience wise with a full-time job to get luckier next time/to gain enough experience to apply to another one (the provider in Runcorn requires a minimum of 6 months' classroom experience but I just can't do that with a full-time job!). I am already a brownie leader but I don't think this is sufficient? (I have a variety of other experiences with children as well but nothing as regular and recent) I would love to be a teaching assistant but every job I've seen requires a qualification of some kind or relevant experience in a classroom which I don't have - do I really need a qualification in order to become a teaching assistant? If I could become a teaching assistant I would gain enough experience in the classroom to apply to other GTP providers. Any help/advice would really be appreciated as I feel rather confused right now as to how to get to where I really want to be! Thank you!