Hello I’ve recently joined this forum to get a bit of advice/ a reality check! I’ve spoken to a few careers advice people but I thought it might be better to ask actual teachers. I have just finished a level 4 qualification in accounting. I left school part way through sixth form, due to family reasons and sort of fell into accounting. I decided quite a while ago that it wasn’t for me, however have stuck out the qualification. I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was tiny, however I thought until recently that my lack of A levels would stop me. I’ve since found out that I can do a credit transfer for my qualification for the business/ business with a language degrees at open university, or also potentially do a top up degree in accounting. I would also have the options of an access to he course and then open University in a different subject. I have the benefit of being able to speak french quite well, so a business and language degree, with credit transfers, hopefully shouldn’t take to long. I will have to study part time as I have a mortgage, however I have just turned 21 so believe I would be classed as a mature student and possibly able to get a student loan. I basically need to know, for the following situations, would it be worth it? As in, how likely am I to get a job at the end of the studying. The first option would be to do either the open University business and french degree, and then apply to train to be a french teacher. I’m not sure, however if my lack of french A level would be a problem. I could also do the top up degree purely in accounting, and then do a french A level alongside, however I don’t know if then I would struggle not having a degree in french. I could maybe also do the open University degree alongside a french A level. The second option is to do the same training, and apply to be a primary school teacher, which is what I really want to do. I think that with how competitive it is, I don’t really stand a chance, as I would have no a levels, and only half a degree in a proper subject. I’m also really conscious of how long it will take to train, as I will really struggle long term with a large pay cut, and i can’t risk training for the next however many years, and then not getting any work at the end of it. I currently volunteer with the brownies, and I have work experience lined up in my annual leave next year. Realistically, what are my chances of becoming a teacher? I’m assuming that I’ll have a better shot at being a french teacher, but I maybe need to have a total career rethink! Thank you!