How to apply

Applications for our 2018 cohort will open on UCAS on 26 October 2017. In the meantime, sign up to our newsletter to stay updated with the latest information from across the Ark network. 

Apply through UCAS

All teacher training applications in England are processed by UCAS, so by the end of the assessment process you’ll need to have made an application on the UCAS portal. Please note that applications for our 2018 cohort will open on UCAS on 26 October 2017.

Please use our provider code 1CS as well as your subject/funding code which you can find here.

Watch this video from UCAS to find out more about the application process.

If you are not quite ready to fill in your application but would like to send us your CV for us to get an idea of your experience to date, please email Due to the small size of our team and the volume of interest we receive, we can’t promise to reply individually, but we will get in touch if we have any follow-up questions.

Questions about the application process?


Make sure you have checked our eligibility criteria and FAQs page prior to starting an application; they may answer any questions you have. If you still can’t find the answer, contact our team here.

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, the general information that you supply about yourself is known as your personal data and information about any criminal convictions, ethnic origin and health, amongst other things, is called ‘sensitive personal data’.
We will process (e.g. record and use) your personal and sensitive personal data in the context of equal opportunity monitoring. We will not pass on your information to third parties. Your personal information will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected, or as required by law.
If you have any queries or requests at any time concerning your personal information held by us or our practices in this regard, please write to: Data Protection – Ark, 65 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TD or email

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