I see this thread had been resurrected. Thanks again for your feedback. I ended up going back to beauty therapy (got a job) before I found out I was pregnant and when I declared my pregnancy (as I was starting to show) I was promptly let go. Gotta love this industry - lol.
Anyway, I've firmly closed the door on doing any sort of apprenticeship because I found I was just wasting my time.
At present, I'm checking out other avenues and working out what I'd like to do. I know I want to do something as I want to be able to work towards a secure financial future for my family. Just not sure what. But I'm sure it'll come to me.