Hi All, I would like to apply for the GTP programme (in Primary education) next year and wanted to get some experience as a Teaching Assistant until then. Lots of the ads I have seen ask for a 1st class honours degree which seems peculiar given the GTP does not specify this. I do however have a 2.2 degree in Integrative Counselling and have been practising as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for almost 4 years. Can anyone advise whether I will still be able to apply for a Teaching Assistant post and indeed whether this is the right route to take? I really can't afford to go back to uni at this point. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.