Dear Theo (and anyone else that can help!) I am a former professional rugby player who wants to move into teaching. Many moons ago, I turned down the opportunity to study for a PGCE in biology to follow my rugby career. Having retired a few years ago, I 'm now wanting to become a teacher in the Independent sector. I see myself offering science at Prep School level and/or games/rugby at all levels and have applied for various roles. In every application, I appear to have come "a very close second". Feedback has been that I interviewed very well and showed great potential, but potential lost out to experience, as I had little/minimal knowledge of the education system. I still fully believe that, being highly qualified as a coach and gaining coaching experience with all age groups, I will be a very good teacher, but I'm not sure what I can do to get over this hurdle of lack of experience in a school. Ideally, I would resign my current job and get myself a teaching qualification. Unfortunately, with a family to provide for and no promise of a suitable job on qualification, this is not a risk I feel I can take. Are there any courses that I can take part time/online that would leave me in a better position to be successful in any future aplications? Many thanks, Matt Apologies if this question has been discussed elsewhere!