Are you registration ready?

Lecturers who hold a TQFE or a GTC Scotland recognised Primary or Secondary qualification will start registering with GTC Scotland from September 2021 and are asked to be registration ready.

College lecturers who don’t have a teaching qualification will be registering from April 2022 onwards.

What documents do you need to register?

Lecturers who are eligible for registration from September 2021 will receive an email with an invitation to register and further instructions.

To join the Register of Teachers we need an updated PVG from you, which you will apply for as part of the registration process.

You will need two pieces of identification: a Photo ID and a document containing your full postal address, such as a utility bill.

Most importantly of all, you need a copy of your teaching qualification. If you don’t have a copy, check with your college HR department in the first instance. If they don’t hold a copy, you will need to contact your university provider for confirmation of the award.

GTC Scotland can accept an email confirming the award in lieu of the certificate (if you completed in 2019/20 or 2020/21 session, you may only have an electronic version due to the pandemic restrictions – this is absolutely fine).

Requirements for registration

An updated PVG (applied for as part of the registration process)
Photo ID (photo page of your passport, driving license or national ID card)
a copy of a document containing your full postal address, such as a utility bill
A copy of your teaching qualification (or email from awarding university confirming the award)

Guide to the college lecturer registration process

Why Registration with GTC Scotland?

Dr Pauline Stephen, Chief Executive and Registrar, GTC Scotland

Larry Flanagan, General Secretary, Educational Institute of Scotland

Shona Struthers, Chief Executive, Colleges Scotland

Registration Q&As

Recordings of GTC Scotland sessions at the CDN College Expo

Two presentations and Q&A sessions took place as part of the College Development Network (CDN) College Expo on 9-10 June 2021.

Q&A for college lecturers
Q&A for line managers and college leaders
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