The Ark Academy™

Essential training for busy schools.


Training is an ongoing legal requirement for Boards of Management and school leaders. However, there is a lack of sector-specific training leading to lower course engagement. Affording staff the time and headspace to carry out this necessary training is often the most difficult challenge.


The Ark Academy™ is designed to engage and educate school staff on essential topics such as GDPR, Cyber Security and Health & Safety. Ark specifically designed these courses for school staff, both in terms of context and content. 

School Specific

Expert Led Instruction

Courses are delivered online by a Subject Matter Expert. We use video modules, engaging course content, infographics, and retention tools to train your staff.

Ultimate Flexibility

Online on Mobile, Tablet or Laptop

Staff complete courses whenever suits them on any internet-enabled device. If you can browse a website, you can use The Ark Academy™ – it’s simple, intuitive and user friendly.

Zero Administration

Certified Staff Training

Staff are issued with a certificate of completion on successful course completion. The Ark Training Tracker manages course progressions from start to finish resulting in close to zero administration for the Principal.

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Staff Training using The Ark Academy™

Essential Training For Busy Schools​

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Tailor-Made for The Education Sector

The Ark Academy™

With our easy-to-use eLearning platform and extensive library of courses, it’s simple to get your staff trained in Cyber Security, GDPR and Health & Safety.

Education Sector Specific

Courses have been specifically designed to train post primary school staff. This results in higher course engagement.

Ultimate Flexibility for Staff Training

Most school staff opt to do the training at home in the evening or during a free period during the school day.

User Friendly & Intuitive for Staff

Feedback from staff suggests that the learning experience is simple, intuitive, and user-friendly.

Zero Administration & Management

The Training Tracker records staff progression. Reminder emails are sent to staff should they forget to finish a course.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of completion are automatically emailed to the Principal for the personnel file.

Fully Supported Training

From setup to completion, Ark supports Management and Staff online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Essential Training For Busy Schools​

Each course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete – perfect for Croke Park Hours.

To book a course, just contact us for a quote. Once you’ve made your booking, an invoice will be raised and sent to the Principal. At that point, Ark will be in touch regarding staff enrolment.

Of course, you can call us on 021 6019319 or send us a short email to with your name, number, and a time that suits you to take a call.

The platform has been designed for all levels of technical ability. In addition, we ask every course participant for their feedback which we use to make the platform even more user-friendly.

In short, no. The Ark Academy™ is browser-based. This means courses are taken online using your Internet Browser, i.e. Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

The Ark Academy™ works on 99.99% of internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Once you book a course, you can choose for staff to self enroll using a unique group code, or Ark can register staff directly (using their school email address).

On registration, your staff will receive a system-generated email with a link to their assigned course(s) on an agreed date.

Your school has access to the purchased course(s) for 12 months.

If staff need technical support, they can send us a support ticket using the “Support” option in the top menu of the training site.

No, they can visit their assigned course at any time, wherever they are. Each course comprises several individual lessons which enable staff to complete it at times convenient to them.

Yes. On completion of a course, your staff will receive a certificate by email. In addition, you (or your designate) will also receive a copy for their personnel file.

The Ark Academy™ will automatically generate course progression reports for Senior Management. This means close to zero administration for you. 

What Staff Say

"This course is based on an excellent standard of research."
Course Participant
September 2021
"Excellent content and comprehensive overview."
Course Participant
September 2021
"A very informative course which was very well delivered."
Course Participant
September 2021
"Very clear and to the point. Valuable information imparted."
Course Participant
September 2021
"Very helpful and explained a number of outstanding issues."
Course Participant
September 2021
"Excellent course. Would highly recommend."
Course Participant
September 2021