For further information about our Professional Update, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000

What do I need to know?

Engagement in the Professional Update process is a requirement for registration with GTC Scotland. The implementation of Professional Update is on a phased basis, depending on your year of GTCS registration.

What do I need to do?

Professional Update launched in August 2014. Find out what you need to do.

Sharing Practice for

Many local authorities have reviewed their PRD processes as a result of Professional Update. We have collated a list of useful materials by key topics from local authorities to assist you.

Professional Update Categories

We have collated specific information for different categories of registrant as a supplement to what you need to know about Professional Update.

Supply Teachers

The Professional Update process is intended to promote and support engagement in professional learning. A supply teacher's varied work context itself provides a rich setting for professional learning and reflection on practice.

Retired Teachers

Teachers who retire and who wish to stay on the GTC Scotland Register will have the option of retaining their pre-retirement category of Fully Registered (General) or moving to the new category of Fully Registered (Associate).

National Guidance on Professional Review and Development

This revised national guidance supports effective PRD and the positive engagement of teachers, headteachers and system leaders in the PRD process.

Professional Learning

Professional learning is what teachers do to keep their professional practice fresh and up-to-date. Engagement in professional learning is an integral part of the Professional Update process.

Professional Learning Journey and Using Evidence of Impact

Knowing and evidencing the impact of your learning on your thinking, professional actions and pupils and/ or colleagues is a critical part of the Professional Update process.

Practitioner Enquiry

Teachers engaging in practitioner enquiry offer a number of benefits to the teacher as an individual, the school and wider educational community.