Registration in Additional Support Needs

Registration in Additional Support Needs (ASN) covers the 3 to 18 years age range.

  • Be fully registered in Primary or Secondary (Subject)
  • Hold an appropriate ASN award. This award will need to:
    • be equivalent to a minimum of 60 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) credit points
    • be at SCQF level 9 or above
    • have included courses/ modules with a sufficiently broad and general content to cover pupils with a range of additional support needs, for example the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Inclusive Practice

Common ASN awards we accept

University of Aberdeen
PG Cert in Inclusive Practice
University of DundeePG Cert in Inclusive Practice
University of EdinburghPG Cert in Inclusive Practice
University of GlasgowPG Cert in Inclusive Education: Research, Policy and Practice
University of StrathclydePG Cert in Inclusive Education
University of the West of ScotlandPG Cert in Education Studies (Inclusion)
Queen Margaret UniversityPG Cert Collaborative Working: Education and Therapy

Probationary period

If you have not worked in an ASN capacity, you will be asked to complete a probationary period of 135 days.

How do I apply?

Complete the application form below, and submit this along with the following documents:

  • Copy of ASN award certificate
  • Copy of ASN award transcript (showing the courses/ modules completed during your studies).
  • Details of a referee who can comment on your most recent teaching in ASN.


For resources to support teachers and lecturers working with pupils and students with ASN, see:

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