The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Qualified Outside Scotland

We welcome and support applications from teachers who qualified outside of Scotland. Choose the category that applies to you from the list below to find out more about the application process and to make your application.


For teachers not currently registered with GTC Scotland

Teachers Qualified in the UK or Rest of World (not EU/EEA or Switzerland)

We welcome applications from teachers qualified in the UK or in the rest of the world. If you want to find out about the Assessment Process.

Before you start

Have you been qualified via a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in the UK and have been registered with National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), Education Workforce Council (EWC) or General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)?

No - Find out more about applying for UK/ROW

Yes - Find out more about applying for Automatic Recognition

For teachers not registered with GTC Scotland

Teachers who are fully qualified in an EU/EEA Member State (not UK) or Switzerland

We welcome applications from teachers who are fully qualified teachers in an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland. If you want to find out about the Assessment Process.

Find out more about applying for EU/EEA or Switzerland