GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Contact us

We are receiving a high volume of calls at this time. Please check the FAQs below to see if we have published an answer for your question and consider contacting the relevant department through the email addresses provided. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

GTCS and Covid-19: FAQs

We have published Frequently Asked Questions which will be updated regularly in response to enquiries and as we develop processes Read the FAQs.

We have issued advice for those participating in student placements and probationers.

Paying your registration fee directly to GTC Scotland

If you pay your Annual Registration Fee directly to GTC Scotland, you will soon receive an email including details of the payment method and a deadline to make payment by. Please bear with us while we process the details required to issue this email; due to our different working circumstances because of lockdown, our processes are taking a little bit longer than usual. Read more

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:

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 6000Call: +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 6000Call: +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 6090Call: +44 (0)131 314 6090

+44 (0)131 314 6007Call: +44 (0)131 314 6000

Media Enquiries outwith office hours

For urgent Media Enquiries outwith office hours, contact Hannah Downie, Communications Manager


+44 (0)7792 688 031Call: +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 6000Call: +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 6000Call: +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 6000Call: +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)

Professional Update

For information and advice about the Professional Update process +44 (0)131 314 6000Call: +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 6000Call: +44 (0)131 314 6000 (main switchboard)
Qualified outside Scotland

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

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

Student Administration

Student Applications, Student PVG applications and Teacher Induction Allocations

Student Teachers

Student Placements

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