The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Contact us


Clerwood House
96 Clermiston Road
EH12 6UT

Tel: 0131 314 6000

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 08:30-17:00 and Fri 08:30-16:00

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If you have discovered a technical fault with the GTC Scotland website, please contact:

In-person Appointments

If you intend to visit our offices, please telephone in advance to arrange an appointment. We have a limited number of staff and cannot guarantee we will have somebody available to see you if your visit is unexpected. If you wish to make an appointment please call 0131 314 6000.

Useful Contacts

Callers contacting the Professional Learning and Development, Registration Services, Regulation or Student Administration departments should call the main switchboard number +44 (0)131 314 6000 They will then be transferred to a member of staff in the relevant department who will be able deal with their enquiry.

The main switchboard opening hours are 09:00 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:30 on a Friday.

Section Email Address Telephone No.
Main Switchboard  +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Corporate Communications and Media Enquiries

Media requests for information, Teaching Scotland, public affairs enquiries, Events and Social Media

+44 (0)131 314 6090

+44 (0)131 314 6007

Media Enquiries outwith office hours

For urgent Media Enquiries outwith office hours, contact Martin Osler, Director of Corporate Services


+44 (0)7785 456 775

General Enquiries

Please check the contact details below for direct contacts for our services before contacting the General Enquiries email address.   


Code of Professionalism and Conduct (COPAC) or Framework on Teacher Competence enquiries and Fitness to Teach referrals, investigations and hearings

+44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)


For difficulties accessing the MyGTCS system. (Please read the MyGTCS support section on the MyGTCS login page for helpful advice)

  +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Professional Learning and Development

Probationary service, Profiles or Timetables, Professional Recognition, Chartered Teacher, and Standard for Headship/Scottish Qualification for Headship

+44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Professional Update

For information and advice about the Professional Update process +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Registration Services

Applying for Registration, Change of Name or Address, Registration Fees, Letter of Professional Standing and Professional Registration

+44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)
Qualified outside Scotland

Applying for Registration +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)
Professional Registration

Applying for additional registration in another age range/sector or subject. +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Student Administration

Student Applications, Student PVG applications and Teacher Induction Allocations

Student Placements

+44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Information Compliance Team

For all enquiries relating to Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

Freedom of information:

Data Protection Subject Access Requests:

+44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)