How to become a teacher in ScotlandThere 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).
If you don’t have the correct English or Mathematics qualifications to enter teaching in Scotland, Online Access Courses in English (SCQF Level 6) and Mathematics (SCQF Level 5) exist which will enable you to work flexibly, online, towards attaining these qualifications. For more details on Online Access Courses, click here. New to teaching Qualified elsewhere Returning to teaching General FAQs