The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Instrumental Music Instructors

GTC Scotland has developed a process to allow the award of Affiliate membership for those currently employed in Scotland as Instrumental Music Instructors (IMIs). This award has been developed by a working group including representatives of unions, local authorities, parents, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and IMIs.

Successful IMI applicants will be awarded Affiliate Membership of the GTCS and currently will not be subject to the GTCS regulatory functions.

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Criteria for Award of Affiliate Membership

Three separate groups of IMIs have been identified and these, and the criteria required for registration, are detailed below. 

 

 Criteria required for registration

   

SFR

Teaching Experience

Reference

Portfolio

Group A:

Those who have a degree (SCQF level 9 or above) relating to Music/ Education
Meets the principles and outcomes of the Standard for Registration Teaching for at least one year full time (or two years part time) Reference from Head of Service/ Line Manager N/A

Group B:

Those who do not have a degree but have a licentiate qualification (or equivalent)
Meets the principles and outcomes of the Standard for Registration Teaching for at least one year full time (or two years part time) Reference from Head of Service/ Line Manager Reduced portfolio submission

Group C:

Those who have no qualification

Meets the principles and outcomes of the Standard for Registration Teaching for at least five years full time/ part time Reference from Head of Service/ Line Manager Full portfolio submission

Professional Standard for Instrumental Music Instructors

GTC Scotland has developed Standard for Registration for Instrumental Music Instructors, outlining the mandatory requirements for Registration with GTC Scotland.

How do I apply and what happens?

The process has been designed to be as efficient as possible. The key areas that you must consider are:

  • Which group do I belong do?
  • Do I have the required documentary evidence of qualifications?
  • Do I have the support of my line manager or head of service?

Application Process

Instrumental Music Instructor Application Process

Background Information

Why should I apply for Affiliate Membership?
What is expected of me as an Affiliate Member?
Why Affiliate Membership?
How long will my application take to be processed and Affiliate Membership awarded?
Is Affiliate Membership with the GTCS mandatory?
Who has agreed on the requirements for IMI registration?