A new scheme at Aberdeen University will address teaching gaps in the Scottish system.
Aberdeen University has created a programme to allow those with teaching qualifications to get easier access to the classroom.
The university is piloting a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies for those who have previous experience and a teaching qualification, but who do not meet the requirements to be registered by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
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Programme director Aloyise Mulligan said the scheme started in September and has 11 students enrolled.
She said: “We support potential students to contact their local authority to identify a suitable school setting and our students, who already have significant experience in teaching, then take on a substantial teaching responsibility with appropriate support from both the school and university.”