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 Deparment 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 £65.
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 £50, 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.
Apply for registration
Our Registration Services Department is responsible for processing thousands of applications each year from students, those returning to teaching and teachers qualified outside Scotland. Apply for registration.
Qualified outside Scotland
We welcome applications for registration from teachers who have qualified outside of Scotland and would like to teach in Scotland and have produced a range of useful and important information on the requirements for registration.
Register of Teachers
One of our core responsibilities is to maintain a Register of teachers in Scotland. Our database contains the name, contact details, registration number, registration status, and qualifications of every teacher qualified to teach in a local authority school in Scotland.
Update your details
It is a registration requirement to notify us of any changes to your name and/ or contact details.