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    Last year I acheived my Undergraduate degree in Media however I'm looking to move into Childcare amd finding it difficult to find a route into this sector with my existing degree. I've tried applying for Level 2 apprenticeships however I've either been unsuccessful due to already having a degree or have just never heard back. I've been looking at courses at local college however at 22, the cost is more than I can currently afford. I've also looked into volunteering however I've had difficulty finding a nursey that takes volunteers. I'm just wondering if any one else has faced this same problem or has started over completley in a new sector after acheiving their degree? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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    (Original post by D-annie)
    Last year I acheived my Undergraduate degree in Media however I'm looking to move into Childcare amd finding it difficult to find a route into this sector with my existing degree. I've tried applying for Level 2 apprenticeships however I've either been unsuccessful due to already having a degree or have just never heard back. I've been looking at courses at local college however at 22, the cost is more than I can currently afford. I've also looked into volunteering however I've had difficulty finding a nursey that takes volunteers. I'm just wondering if any one else has faced this same problem or has started over completley in a new sector after acheiving their degree? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    It might be worth starting to look for a teaching assistant role and then shifting your focus down to early years? Teaching assistant (often with a plan to apply for PGCE/teaching qualifications) is a common graduate route.

    Some experience working with children is usually required though - have you tried getting involved in your local scout/guiding clubs or similar to build up your experience?
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    It might be worth starting to look for a teaching assistant role and then shifting your focus down to early years? Teaching assistant (often with a plan to apply for PGCE/teaching qualifications) is a common graduate route.

    Some experience working with children is usually required though - have you tried getting involved in your local scout/guiding clubs or similar to build up your experience?
    Thanks for this! I'm looking into teaching assistant possibilities now and also at volunteering oppurtunities
 
 
 
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