The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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GTCS Consultation - Memorandum on Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) is consulting on proposed changes to the Memorandum on Entry Requirements for ITE programmes in Scotland

05.10.2018    

The Memorandum on Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education programmes in Scotland (Memorandum) sets the minimum entry requirement for students’ entry to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in Scotland.

This consultation is to ensure:

  • the Memorandum is relevant and fit for purpose;
  • the content of the Memorandum is sufficiently comprehensive and clear to all stakeholders;
  • that ITE applicants can use the Memorandum confidently to determine whether they meet with the minimum entry requirements when applying to join an ITE programme; and
  • ITE providers can provide up to date information in their literature to guide potential applicants on the expectations of the minimum entry requirements for ITE programmes.

This consultation is relevant to not only teachers, teacher professional associations and employers of teachers, but also the parents or carers of pupils and other members of the public.

The consultation will close on 21 December 2018.

Access the consultation and associated documentation on the GTCS website at:

http://www.gtcs.org.uk/about-gtcs/our-consultations.aspx