Do I need the Catholic Teaching Cert to teach in Scottish Catholic primary? I am a practising Catholic and involved in my church. My child attends a RC school also. Due to compulsory transfers I need to move schools and Catholic ones are an option. I have worked in a non-denom school for 10 years. Do not have Catholic Teach Cert as I did postgrad at Moray House more than 15 years ago and this was never mentioned- also never occured to me. As worked non-dom it has never been an issue. I will get a good reference from my priest but I don't know if this is enough. I am trying to find out when the next intake to do the cert is because I will do it. Does anyone know if I would be considered/allowed to teach in primary while doing the Cert or do I have to have it beforehand? Will the fact that I am a practising Catholic be enough to get me approval for the moment? I don't have a lot of time-less than 2 weeks to submit my school choices. Any help much appreciated. Thanks.