General Teaching Councils

The general teaching council of the country you wish to teach in is a valuable source of information and support. Make sure to check their website out for guidance, updates and any registration requirements that may be in operation before you start looking for your first job.

General Teaching Council for Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) is the professional regulatory body for teachers in Scotland which mandates registration for all teachers working in states schools in Scotland.

Click here for more information or call 0131 314 6000.

GTCS: Monthly guidance for Teacher Induction Scheme probationers

GTCS: Student teacher code (pdf) or for more information

GTCS: Probationer Teacher Scotland

Education Workforce Council (Wales)

The Education Workforce Council (EWC) is the statutory self-regulating professional body for the teaching profession in Wales. Registration for all teachers and learning support roles working in a maintained school or non-maintained special school or any further education institution is required by the EWC in Wales.

Click here for more information or call 029 2046 0099.

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) is the statutory, independent body for the teaching profession.

Teacher Regulation Agency for England

The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) is the professional regulatory body for teachers in England which regulates all teachers working in England.

Click here for more information