Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional

United Kingdom

Comparability of Spanish qualifications in the United Kingdom

The Consejeria de Educación has no jurisdiction on the recognition and comparability of Spanish qualifications in the United Kingdom.

Comparability of studies in the UK

Those interested in obtaining a comparability statement in the United Kingdom should contact NARIC. They provide information about requirements and procedures.
UK Naric 

Accreditation for the profession of Primary and Secondary School Teacher in the UK

Directive 2005/36/CE on the recognition of professional qualifications states that any qualified practitioner to teach in an EU country is also entitled to this right in any of the member countries. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it is essential to register and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

Qualified Teacher Status is granted  by the institutions below. Information regarding requirements, documentation and procedures is available at

General Teaching Council for Wales
General Teaching Council for Scotland 
General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

Among other documentation, you will need to provide an Accreditation Statement of your professional qualifications issued by the Ministry of Education in Spain. Here you can download the application form for the recognition of Spanish professional qualifications covered by Directive 2005/36/EC. This form should be sent to SR. MINISTRO DE EDUCACIÓN Sub. Gral. de Títulos y Reconocimiento de Cualificaciones. Paseo del Prado, 28. 28071 - Madrid. Once you are in possession of this Accreditation Statement from the Ministry of Education in Spain, you will need to send it to your General Teaching Council usually accompanied by an English translation.

Find information about teaching in England at the Department For Education website, Get into Teaching

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