Hi, I'm in my early 50's. I gave up a 20 plus years good nursing career for an admin job to fit around my then young DC's.
I have thought for years that I really would have enjoyed and been good at teaching but due to DC and other stuff going on (house moves etc etc) I was never able to do anything about it.
I am qualified to level 4 with my nursing and took a PTLLs course but that was back in 2008. During my career I did have to do a fair bit of teaching/mentoring to junior staff so it is not something I have never done. I got good feedback and enjoyed this part of my job prob more than any other.
My DC are now adults or nearly adults and I am wondering, considering I may not retire for about 15 years, what should I do, and how would I go about it?/ I'm not sure I have the mental and physical energy for teaching in a school and I'd prob feel out of place with all the newly qualifieds! Any help appreciated!
My first thought is could you become a trainer and run e.g. First aid courses?
Or, depending where you are, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Adult education evening class courses A speaker for groups e.g. WI, or an organisation that goes into schools and runs assemblies and workshops (charities or emergency services often do this)