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What are the differences in teacher training in England and Scotland? If you train in England, can you teach in Scotland? If you train in Scotland, can you teach in England?
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What are the differences in teacher training in England and Scotland? If you train in England, can you teach in Scotland? If you train in Scotland, can you teach in England?
Hello Treetop321

Yes, beginner teachers who train in one part of the UK, may go on and teach elsewhere. (There are forms to fill in to validate your Teacher Registration number in some cases.)

However, Scotland does not use the GCSE examination scheme that England, Wales and N. Ireland does, and so having experience of the Scottish higher's system, would offer an advantage when applying to teach there. There are also differences in terms of the Qualifications you'd gain on a teacher training course. For example, Scotland offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Education as part of their teacher training course, which is infrequent elsewhere in the UK.

Further, there are differences in regards to the funding levels and payment of tuition fees, related to which part of the UK that you do your training.

Guidance on learning to teach in the different parts of the UK, can be found here - Teach in Scotland, Get into Teaching in England, Discover Teaching in Wales and Getting into Teaching in Northern Ireland.

All the best, Jane
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Hello Treetop321

Yes, beginner teachers who train in one part of the UK, may go on and teach elsewhere. (There are forms to fill in to validate your Teacher Registration number in some cases.)

However, Scotland does not use the GCSE examination scheme that England, Wales and N. Ireland does, and so having experience of the Scottish higher's system, would offer an advantage when applying to teach there. There are also differences in terms of the Qualifications you'd gain on a teacher training course. For example, Scotland offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Education as part of their teacher training course, which is infrequent elsewhere in the UK.

Further, there are differences in regards to the funding levels and payment of tuition fees, related to which part of the UK that you do your training.

Guidance on learning to teach in the different parts of the UK, can be found here - Teach in Scotland, Get into Teaching in England, Discover Teaching in Wales and Getting into Teaching in Northern Ireland.

All the best, Jane
Thank you for your help

Is it relatively easy to go to Scotland after being qualified in England? Is it just some forms or is there more to it?
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Thank you for your help

Is it relatively easy to go to Scotland after being qualified in England? Is it just some forms or is there more to it?
Hi Treetop321

In theory, it's a relatively simple procedure, but I think in practice preference will always go to a candidate that have a proven track record with a specific Key Stage or exam board, and so gaining employment in the same country as you trained would always be easier. It's always going to be dependant of the need of the school in which you are applying, the subject and age range you teach and the ethos of the school. (For example, both Scotland and England consider STEM subjects a priority and would consider those who trained elsewhere to be suitable candidates.)

I have worked with a lot of people in England (in Bristol) who did their training in Wales, but teachers in Wales seem to move schools more infrequently than those in English cities, and so fewer vacancies are advertised. I'm not sure, but think it maybe similar in rural areas of Scotland.

Jane
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