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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21885: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reported concerns that the admissions system for postgraduate teaching programmes is insufficient, and whether it will consider introducing a system similar to that used in the rest of the UK.

Answered by: Richard Lochhead 14 March 2019

Applications for postgraduate teacher training courses in Scotland are currently processed through UCAS’ undergraduate admissions service, at the request of Scottish universities.

We understand that UCAS is in the process of undertaking a programme of technological development’s across all of its systems and is in on-going discussions with institutions in Scotland in respect of that, including in relation to the admissions system for post graduate teaching programmes in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has no plans to introduce a new and separate admissions system.