I'm feeling a little lost and unsure what to do next. I graduated nearly 6 years ago and have been thinking about a career in teaching ever since. Other things got in the way - buying a house, renovating the house, getting married, etc. But I've left it too late. There is now no bursary for primary teaching. I have 9 GCSEs including C's in English, Maths and Science. 3 A-Levels and a 2:1 art degree. There wasn't any bursary last year for me either but thought the announcement this year might change. I've been on the student finance calculator and I would only be eligible for a £6k loan, this is a drop of £10k a year for me so it just isn't viable. £6k would only just cover my mortgage and bills/food. I have no idea what to do next. I've spent a couple of days in a school and absolutely loved it so would love to work in a school in some capacity. My local authority need at least a level 2 to be a teaching assistant, so thats out the window as well... what are my options? I don't think I can spend another year in retail. It's boring me to tears, I can do it with my eyes closed. I need a new challenge, something rewarding and not chasing profits... Any ideas please?