The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Current Routes into Teaching in Scotland

Primary

4 Year Undergraduate Programmes 4 Year Undergraduate Programmes 1 Year Post Graduate Programmes
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Combined degrees: Teaching Qualification integrated into the degree ie the traditional BEd Programme.

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Generalist programme covering the whole curriculum

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Minimum 30 weeks school experience
SCQF level 10 Honours degree (One university, Glasgow, awards some credit at level 11 Masters)

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Concurrent degrees: Teaching Qualification studied for alongside degree with degree and TQ then awarded separately

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Generalist programme covering the whole curriculum but with specialisms from degree Stirling specialisms: Maths, Science, MFL, Early Years

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Minimum 18 weeks school experience (Stirling has 26)
SCQF level 10

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Degree already held and Teaching Qualification then studied for over 36 week programme.
(Also available part time and through distance learning: Aberdeen DLITE programme, Dundee link with Perth and Kinross. UHI version in Western Isles making extensive use of partnership with Nicolson Institute)

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Generalist programme covering the whole curriculum

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Minimum 18 weeks school experience
SCQF level 10 but each university also awards some of the credit at level 11

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Teacher Induction Scheme (or Flexible Route)

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Standard for Full Registration



Secondary


4 Year Undergraduate Programmes 4 Year Undergraduate Programmes 1 Year Post Graduate Programmes
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Combined degrees: Teaching Qualification integrated into the degree: Music (eg Abedeen), PE (eg Edinburgh), Technological Studies (eg Glasgow)

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Minimum 30 weeks school experience
SCQF level 10 Honours degree

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Concurrent degrees: Teaching Qualification studied for alongside degree with degree and TQ then awarded separately (eg Stirling, in conjunction with Heriot Watt for Sciences)

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Minimum 18 weeks school experience (Stirling has 26)
SCQF level 10

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Degree already held (with credit in subject(s) to be taught) and Teaching Qualification then studied for over 36 week programme.
(Also available part time and through distance learning: Aberdeen DLITE programme, Dundee link with Perth and Kinross, and as part of a 5 year MChem programme at Strathclyde)

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Minimum 18 weeks school experience
SCQF level 10 but each university also awards some of the credit at level 11

Standard for Provisional Registration

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Teacher Induction Scheme (or Flexible Route)

Arrow to Routes into Teaching

Standard for Full Registration