GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Registration of EU teachers in Scotland after Brexit

31 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

GTC Scotland has been closely monitoring the potential impact of Brexit on our registration processes, and putting measures in place to ensure we are fully prepared for the UK leaving the EU on 31 January. As an EU Member State the UK had access to the Internal Market Information (IMI) database which allowed us to access information about EU citizens applying for registration to teach in Scotland. Following ratification of the withdrawal agreement, we understand that will continue to have access to the IMI database until at least December 2020.

The process for EU applicants after December 2020 will depend on whether a deal has been agreed by the UK and EU.

If you qualified to teach in an EU Member State you can still apply to teach in Scotland after the transition period.

Find out more about the process and criteria to register to teach in Scotland

Please email for further information.