Student teachers

It is a legal requirement for all teachers working in Scottish schools to be registered with GTC Scotland.

If you are a student undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme at a Scottish education institution, you will find more information on applying for registration with GTC Scotland below.

If you are interested in becoming a student teacher, you’ll find advice on Initial Teacher Education programmes on the Teach in Scotland website:

Higher Education Institutions deliver programmes of Initial Teacher Education. We accredit these programmes to ensure that they align with the Standard for Provisional Registration for teachers. Each programme is reaccredited after 5 years to ensure that standards are maintained.

Student Teacher Finishing Talk 2024

Advice and support for Initial Teacher Education Student Teachers who will be starting probation in August 2024.

Section 1: Preparing for your probation year

Section 2: Starting your ITE profile

Section 3: Probation allocation on the Teacher Induction Scheme

Section 4: Your journey through the Teacher Induction Scheme