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. Before completing your application form, please make sure you have read the information about the assessment process.


How much does it cost to register?

The total cost of registering with GTC Scotland as a teacher qualified in the UK or Rest of World (not EU, EEA or Switzerland) is normally £189. This amount breaks down as follows:

Processing Fee (non-refundable) £65
PVG Scheme membership* £59
Initial Registration Fee £65
  £189

You will only be required to pay for PVG Scheme membership and the Initial Registration Fee if your application for registration is successful.

*If you are already a member of the PVG Scheme, and this is for working with children, you will only be required to complete a short scheme check at a cost of £18. However, if any new information appears on the short scheme check, you will be required to have a full record check at an additional cost of £41.

The Processing Fee and the Initial Registration Fee are two separate fees. You can find out more about the Assessment Process by clicking on the link below.

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. Before completing your application form, please make sure you have read the information about the assessment process, including the specific information for teachers with professional recognition from an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland.

How much does it cost to register?

The total cost of registering with GTC Scotland as a teacher fully qualified in an EU/EEA Member State (not UK) or Switzerland is normally £189. This amount breaks down as follows:

Processing Fee (non-refundable) £65
PVG Scheme membership* £59
Initial Registration Fee £65
  £189

You will only be required to pay for PVG Scheme membership and the Initial Registration Fee if your application for registration is successful.

*If you are already a member of the PVG Scheme, and this is for working with children, you will only be required to complete a short scheme check at a cost of £18. However, if any new information appears on the short scheme check, you will be required to have a full record check at an additional cost of £41.

The Processing Fee and the Initial Registration Fee are two separate fees. You can find out more about the Assessment Process by clicking on the link below.