Teacher Training applications – a step-by-step guide and what happens next?

By 19th December 2016Hints & Tips

It may seem complicated and long-winded, but applying is easy! Follow our step-by-step guide to complete your application and read on to find out what to expect after you hit submit.

Step 1: Read our programme criteria. Any questions? Get in touch.

Step 2: Decide what you want to teach and where. We offer a wide-range courses from primary to physics, music to MFL, in six locations across the UK.

Step 3: Search for Ark Teacher Training on UCAS via our provider code 1CS.

Step 4: Fill out your application which will include writing a personal statement, listing references and completing a professional skills test.

Step 5: Apply!

So, what happens next?

If you’re shortlisted, we’ll give you a date to attend our round 1 assessment centre. This assessment will include a written exercise, a panel interview, a group activity, a subject knowledge assessment and a short presentation on a subject of your choice.

If you’re successful at round 1, we will invite you for a round 2 assessment. This will be in one of our schools, and will involve some interaction with students as well as a final interview. This school-based assessment will take place in the school you are likely to train in.

If you’re successful at round 2, you’ll be offered a conditional place on the Ark Teacher Training programme starting in September 2017.

Ark Teacher Training is committed to safeguarding students in our partner schools. As part of your assessments and checks you will be asked to completed an enhanced DBS check as well as other background checks and questions focused on the protection of students.