College lecturers

Professional Recognition for College Lecturers

GTC Scotland offers a suite of Professional Learning Awards which celebrate, promote and encourage professionalism and professional learning at all stages of a teaching professional’s career.

The awards also celebrate the leadership of learning cultures in which teaching professionalism can thrive and bring about real impact.

College lecturers registered with GTC Scotland can apply for Professional Recognition in an area of accomplished expertise.

Professional Recognition aligns with the teachers’ Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning. This Standard is closely matched to features of the Scottish Framework for Masters in Education.

The Standard describes the advanced professional knowledge and pedagogical expertise that registered teachers develop and maintain as they continue to progress in teaching and across the education profession.

A teacher may also choose to reflect against aspects of the Standard for Middle Leadership, the Standard for Headship and, for lecturers in the college sector, the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges.

We can award college lecturers with Professional Recognition. However, we are currently developing this award as part of the college lecturer registration programme. GTC Scotland will make more sector-specific enhancements to the application process soon, if required.

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