Proposals to extend remit of General Teaching Council NI to further education sector

Consultation opened on 01 October 2012. Closing date 30 January 2013.


Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Department for Employment and Learning and the Department of Education jointly consulted on the powers of the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI).


Consultation description

The consultation proposed that the current legislation be repealed and new legislation be introduced to provide independent status for the Council; an extension of its remit to include the registration of FE lecturers as a separate, distinct staff grouping in its own right; and the widening of its disciplinary powers to include disciplinary orders short of prohibition from teaching. The joint Departmental Response to this consultation has now been published; this includes the next steps and way forward. 

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