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It is a legal requirement for any teacher teaching in a Scottish state school to be registered with GTC Scotland. Being registered not only allows an individual to teach but it also provides assurances to employers, parents and children that teachers meet a national standard of teaching.
Our Registration Services Department is responsible for processing thousands of applications each year from students, those returning to teaching and teachers qualified outside Scotland
The cost to register includes a fee for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme membership or short scheme record check and the Initial Registration Fee, which is currently £60.
Anyone seeking to work with children or protected adults must apply to join the PVG Scheme in order to be eligible to take up a post either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Once you are registered there is an Annual Registration Fee, currently £45, which is due for payment each April/May.
To be eligible for registration in Scotland, you must have a relevant degree and a recognised teaching qualification at SCQF level 9 or above.
Teachers qualified outside Scotland
Teachers who have gained their teaching qualification outside Scotland cannot automatically teach in a Scottish local authority school. You will need to apply for registration and may have to undertake a period of probation.
If you require a Statement of Professional Standing for overseas teachers, please contact the Teacher Registration Department:
T: +44 (0)131 314 6000