Teaching in Northern Ireland is a graduate profession. Only teachers who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria required for professional recognition will be admitted to the Register.
If you want to work as a teacher in a grant–aided school in Northern Ireland, you must be registered with GTCNI in accordance with Article 35(3) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. Employing authorities are required to ensure that they only employ teachers that are registered with the GTCNI.
Teachers seeking to register with GTCNI can obtain application forms directly from the GTC(NI) WEBSITE.
If you want to work as a supply/substitute teacher in a grant–aided school in Northern Ireland, you must be registered with the Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register (NISTR). NISTR is a free service which is operated by the Education Authority (EA).
You must be registered with GTCNI before you can register with NISTR.
NISTR also carry out criminal records checks which can take a minimum of 8 weeks and you are advised to register with them as early as possible.
Teachers seeking to register with NISTR can obtain application forms directly from the NISTR WEBSITE.