How to apply

Your route into teaching depends on where you’re at right now in your life and your career. Here’s some information on how to apply to become a teacher in Scotland.

How to become a teacher in Scotland

There are several different routes into teaching in Scotland. For some becoming a teacher is a lifelong passion that begins at school and for other folk it’s a career change later on in life. There are also teachers that qualified in other countries who want to bring their valuable skills and experience to Scotland. Whichever category you fall into, we can give you the information you need to make your next steps in becoming a teacher in Scotland.

All applicants must have achieved SCQF Level 6 or above in English (e.g. Higher grade), and SCQF Level 5 in Maths (e.g. National 5).

We’ve split this information into a few helpful sections – please select the button to view the information most relevant to you:

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