City & Guilds working in partnership with EIS to support Scottish teachers

City & Guilds, in partnership with EIS, is pleased to announce that a further round of funding has been made available by the Scottish Government for a new intake of teachers onto our online Master-level teaching programme in Scotland.

12 January 2018

Our Master Professional Practitioner Award (MPPA), recognised at SCQF level 11, is available to practicing teachers in Scotland, offering high quality professional learning opportunities to develop expertise, experience and ultimately improve classroom performance.

Applications are now open for unit 1, which will begin in mid-January 2018. Unit 1 is fully funded by the Scottish Government and has an expected duration of six months. During this time each participating teacher completes the online programme through Learning Assistant, supported by a tutor. The programme is flexible to the research interests of the teacher, but a popular focus is Additional Support Needs (ASN) as the majority of teaching professionals now support learners with additional needs everyday in their classrooms.

The Scottish Government policy of providing access to Masters level learning is based on the recognition that the best education systems internationally invest in developing teachings as reflective, accomplished and enquiring professionals, with the capacity to engage with the complexities of education. City & Guilds is proud to support this national aspiration, our programme emphasises the skill element of teaching in achieving mastery through practice, reflection and the honing of applied skills.

City & Guilds is also proud to work with EIS, Scotland’s largest teaching union, which represents 80% of all teachers in Scotland, as well as a significant numbers of lecturers in Further and Higher Education. The partnership between the EIS and City & Guilds in delivering the MPPA for Scottish teachers and lecturers has been approved by the decision-making bodies of the EIS. The EIS places great value on the role of career-long professional learning for teachers and lecturers and worked in partnership with a number of Scottish universities in recent years to ensure high-quality qualifications and professional learning opportunities are available to its members.

For further information please visit the programme information page on the EIS website, application forms and queries can be directed to Lauren Steel at