Dear Stephen I work with teenagers in FE; I have a good job in a management role and a number of years teaching experience. I enjoy it but for the last couple of years I've wanted to move into primary teaching and last year I applied for a primary PGCE. I suppose I just assumed my application would be a strong one, given all my teaching experience; I also have 2 young children and have helped out now and again in school. I could only apply to one local provider as I needed a part-time route. Anyway, my application was turned down and the feedback was that I did not have relevant experience. Now I have the option of a generous voluntary redundancy package, I am keen to try again and to apply for a full-time PGCE this time. But I know I need to make a better application this time round. So: how can I gain the experience that I need in a primary school, when I work full-time in FE? I can't take any holiday during term time. And if I can't gain any additional experience, how can I present what I have done already more successfully second time around?