If you are successful at interview, as part of your offer you will be
required to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
Check and a Fit2teach Occupational Health Clearance Check.
If you do not pass these checks satisfactorily,
you will not be able to complete a course with us.
If your checks are not completed before the
first day of the course you may be able to start, however, if you fail to pass
either of these checks satisfactorily your place will be withdrawn.
You can find further details on these checks below.
Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
Our courses require students to work in positions requiring public
trust. In order to ensure public protection and safety, all applicants are
asked to declare any convictions or cautions against them as well as any
pending prosecutions. This can be done on the UCAS application form.
Enhanced disclosures will be made on all students when they hold
conditional firm or unconditional firm status. You will be sent details of how
to complete the check online as part of your offer. This process must be completed, even if a check has recently
been completed for another organisation. All information is treated in the
A disclosure which contains details of an offence does not automatically
preclude study on one of our courses. We operate a Professional Issues
Committee which considers each case individually and confidentially. In all
instances, the committee assesses whether the disclosure would prevent an
applicant from going on placement or obtaining employment upon graduation.
Occupational health clearance (Fit2teach)
Applicants are required to undergo a health
assessment prior to the start of the course. This is to ensure that you are
physically and mentally suited to a career in education. If you have any
concerns about your medical suitability, you are advised to discuss this with
The questionnaire will be sent by email and forms the basis of the health screening, so it is vital that all
questions are answered as fully and honestly as possible.
Information for students who have previously resided
outside the UK as an adult (i.e., from age 18 or over)
If you have previously resided outside of the UK
(from age 18 or over) it is your responsibility to obtain a relevant
'certificate of good character' (or similar) from the country concerned. For
information about applying for such certificates, please
consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.
The University cannot apply for these
certificates on your behalf or pay for the costs involved. This process can take
some time and you are strongly advised to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Students who have previously resided abroad will
be unable to start student placements without this certificate.