GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Comhairle Choitcheann Teagaisg na h-Alba

Accredited Professional Recognition programmes

A broad range of professional learning programmes have been accredited with Professional Recognition by our Accreditation Panel.

Below is a list of accredited professional learning programmes. We aim to update this list on a regular basis as new programmes are accredited. By successfully completing one of these accredited courses, participants will automatically be awarded Professional Recognition.

Programme Programme provider Professional recognition award
Mindfulness Aberdeen University  Mindfulness
Support for Learning Service's 'Literacy/Dyslexia Secondment' Programme City of Edinburgh Council Support for Learning (Literacy/Dyslexia)
Head Teacher's Leadership Academy Programme Columba 1400 Values Based Leadership
Values-based Teacher Leadership Academy Programme  Columba 1400 Values-based Teacher Leadership
Teaching Reading Dundee City Council Teaching Reading
Diploma in Modern Languages Dundee University Modern Languages
MEd Programme Named Pathways Dundee University Named Pathways
Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Professional Recognition Programme Dyslexia Scotland Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice
Coaching Diploma East Ayrshire Council, Glasgow City Council, North Ayrshire Council, Moray Council and SCIS Coaching
First Steps into Leadership East Lothian Council Developing Leadership through a School Improvement Project
Coaching for Success East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, Fife Council, Scottish Borders Council and West Lothian Council Pratnership Coaching

MSc Inclusive Education

Edinburgh University Inclusive Education
Sources and Skills for Historical Teaching Programme Edinburgh University Pedagogy of Historical Research
Learning for Sustainability Edinburgh University Learning for Sustainability
Making Connections through Learning for Sustainability Edinburgh University partnership with LfSS and British Council Learning for Sustainability
Supporting Teachers' Learning in Physical Education (Better Movers and Thinkers) Staff Tutor Programme Education Scotland Supporting Teachers Learning in Physical Education
Change Leadership  Fife Council Change Leadership
Middle Leadership Development Programme  Fife Council Middle Leadership Development
Leading Learning Through Practitioner Enquiry Programme Fife Council Practitioner Enquiry
Teacher Leadership Fife Council Teacher Leadership 
Glasgow's Improvement Challenge: Glasgow Counts and Literacy for All Programme Glasgow City Council Excellence and Equity in Learning and Teacher (Literacy/Numeracy0
Improving Our Classrooms Glasgow City Council Supporting Pupil Learning
PGCert/ PGDip/ MEd in Inclusive Education: Research, Policy and Practice Glasgow University Inclusive Education
Lead Teacher in Outdoor Learning and Teaching in Nature Grounds for learning Learning for Sustainability (Outdoor Learning)
12 month modern languages immersion and methodology programme Languages for Education Europe Modern Languages French/Spanish
French/Spanish Immersion Programme Languages for Education Europe Modern Languages
Learning through Landscapes Learning through Landscapes Lead teacher in outdoor learning
Coaching and Mentoring Professional Learning Programme Moray Council Coaching and Mentoring Support for Probationers
Teacher Leadership Programme  Moray Council Teacher Leadership
Leadership in the Classroom Moray Council Leadership in the Classroom
Reading Recovery North Ayrshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council Reading Recovery
A Global Citizenship Approach programme One World Centre, WOSDEC, Scotdec, Highland One World's Learning Learning for Sustainability (Global Citizenship)
Osiris Teaching Intervention Osiris Osiris Teaching Invervention
First Steps into Leadership Positive People Development First Steps into Leadership and Management
PG Cert and Professional Recognition in Engineering STEM - Primary Engineer Primary Engineer Engineering STEM
MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Arts Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Creative Arts Education
Leading Learning Through Practitioner Enquiry Scottish Borders Council Leading Learning Through Practitioner Enquiry
1+2 Languages Leadership Programme Education Scotland and SCILT - Scotland's National Centre for Languages Leading Learning in Languages
SCIS School Leadership Programme Scottish Council of Independent Schools School Leadership
Teaching in Nature Programme Scottish Natural Heritage Outdoor Learning
Using Filmaking to Develop your Teaching Practice Programme Screen Education Edinburgh Filmnaking in Education
Teachers' Reading Group Programme South Lanarkshire Council's UK Literacy Association (UKLA)/ Open University Reading for Pleasure Pedagogy
Supporting Teacher Learning Programme Strathclyde University Supporting Teacher Learning
Leading Learning - Improving Pedagogy Tapestry Leading Learning - Improving Pedagogy
Leading Learning in Summative Assessment - Improving Teacher Professional Judgement Tapestry Leading Learning in Summative Assessment
Making Thinking Visible Tapestry Leading Learning in Making Thinking Visible
Leading Learning in the School  Tapestry Leading Learning - the Lens of Middle Leadership
Teachers Learning to Teach Modern Languages - TELT   The Open University and SCILT Learning and Teaching Modern Languages: French/German/Spanish/Chinese
VIBE for Middle Leaders in Education  Tree of Knowledge
PgCert in Primary Physical Education University of the West of Scotland Primary Physical Education
Global Storylines Programme West of Scotland Development Education Centre Global Citizenship
Leadership Development Programme West Lothian Council Project leadership
Coaching Diploma  West Lothian Council, Scottish Borders Council, Fife Council, Midlothian Council Coaching
Woodland Activity Leadership Training Programme Wild Things! Learning for Sustainability (Outdoor Learning)
Mindset Teams Winning Scotland Growth Mindset
Global Learning Partnerships The Wood Foundation Global Learning

Information for Programme Providers

If you are a programme provider and want to learn how to apply to have your programme accredited, please visit the following page: Accreditation of Programmes Leading to Professional Recognition. All GTCS accredited programmes are awarded with a Quality Mark..

All GTCS accredited programmes are awarded with a Quality Mark, a sample of which can be seen below. The mark may be used for the duration of the accredited period, up to five years, where accredited programmes are permitted to use it on all forms of communications. However, using the Quality mark must always be in clear connection with the accredited learning programme and our terms and conditions must be adhered to.

Professional Recognition - Quality Mark - SAMPLE