I have one year left of my degree in early childhood studies, want to get into primary teaching and ideally want to get onto the gtp rather than pgce, as i have a young family so the paid option would be preferable. Could someone look at my experience below and tell me whether i have got a chance, or if I am wasting my time and should concentrate on pgce application: 100 hours in my local primary school over period of a year, previous to starting my degree. 2 early years placements over the past year as part of my course. volunteer with charity Volunteer Reading Help which involves reading with 3 children twice a week, since jan 2011. 2 weeks in a year 6 class, particularly observing behaviour management strategies....... Other experience working with children: telelphone counsellor with childline (nspcc). work experience in a museum- Learning department......... I have been building up a portfolio of lessons and activities that I have done with the children (this was an assignment that I have continued to add to)... through my experience I have become confident in using the EYFS to plan for the children's learning and development. Does this sound like sufficient experience to be applying for gtp? or will they just look at it and laugh?!