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: Before you apply, check you meet 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 four locations across the UK.

Step 3: Complete our online eligibility form and apply via our website


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

You’ll have to complete a couple of online tests, this includes a subject knowledge test and situational judgement test (you can try out a few practice questions).

If you pass the online screening, you’ll be invited to an assessment day, this consists of a pre-prepared presentation and an interview with our recruitment team.

If you’re successful at the assessment day, you’ll be invited to a school assessment, where you will visit your potential training school to deliver a short lesson and have an interview with a member of the senior leadership team.

If you’re successful at the school assessment – congratulations! You will receive a conditional offer from our recruitment team.

Before you start in the classroom in September, you will have:

  • Tutor induction meeting
  • School orientation experience
  • Two-week summer school

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.