Teacher Induction Scheme eligibility requirements

Higher Education Institutions let us know who is eligible for the Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS). Please contact your Higher Education Institution directly if you require information on your eligibility.

Students from Scotland, other parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, who are studying at a Scottish Higher Education Institution are eligible to join TIS.

These students are recruited within the controlled numbers which have been set for teacher workforce planning purposes. Participation in TIS is not compulsory for these students, and some may choose to follow the Flexible Route which is less structured and may better suit their personal circumstances.

Students from the EU who fall into the categories below are eligible for TIS:

  • hold settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) or
  • have applied for settled or pre-settled status but have not yet received a decision (individuals in this group can evidence their rights using their Certificate of Application which is issued after a valid application to the EUSS is received)

People who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020 are subject to new immigration rules and are not eligible for TIS.

Students from outside the UK who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020, and who choose to attend a Scottish Higher Education Institution to train as a teacher are not recruited within this controlled number and are therefore ineligible to join TIS.

These students can follow the Flexible Route if they are able to remain in Scotland on completion of their studies. Find out more about the Flexible Route.

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