GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Direct Submission: Professional Update for teachers working outwith Scotland or within Scotland but outwith a validated system

We recognise that there are a number of fully registered teachers who wish to maintain full registration with us, however, do not have access to a GTCS validated professional review and development (PRD) scheme. Many of these teachers work outside Scotland in schools or educational settings and some hold positions in other educational settings/roles within Scotland. This may include teachers working in:

  • Early learning and childcare contexts
  • Education services within nontraditional contexts such as museums, NHS etc
  • National organisation or trade union body
  • Other areas of employment

All of these registered teachers play an important role within education and so we would wish to assist them in retaining their present status or providing them with an appropriate pathway.

There are three options for registered teachers who wish to remain fully registered and fall into these categories:

  • Working in Scotland but outwith a GTCS validated system
  • Working outwith the education sector or working in non-education related role


For further information about Professional Update, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000