Certain courses in the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Psychology and Social Care require applicants to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure certificate before they enrol onto the course. Please read the information on these pages carefully, as without a valid DBS certificate you will be unable to complete your enrolment onto the course or participate in the placement element of your course.
MMU does not share any personal information from applicant disclosures with any third party, including our partner placement settings. The University will share your DBS Certificate serial number and issue date with placements providers. If you do not consent to us sharing your certificate serial number and issue date please contact us.
All new DBS applications are eligible to subscribe to the DBS Update service. Once subscribed your certificate is portable to future employers who need the same level of check, as long as the certificate and your subscription remain valid.
Registration for the Update Service is not compulsory, though if not registered it may reduce the number of placement opportunities available to you on some of our courses of study. More information on the Update Service and details of the subscription cost are available on the Government’s DBS website.
If you need advice on how to proceed, please contact the DBS Administrator for assistance.
DBS ID verification guidelines have changed. Some documents previously acceptable as ID evidence are no longer valid.
Please view details of what information and documents are needed here under new guidelines.
To comply with statutory requirements, students enrolling on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Early Years programmes will be subject to certain additional checks, in addition to the DBS enhanced disclosure.
All applicants to programmes involving childcare will be required to complete a Childcare Disqualification Regulations self-declaration to confirm they are not disqualified from working in childcare. Applicants on ITT programmes will be subject to a check against the Department for Education prohibition from teaching list to confirm they are not subject to any prohibition order.
Click on the name of the Faculty in which you will be studying for dates and details of the drop-in sessions.
Under new DBS ID Verification Guidelines in order to obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure:
Also, if your permanent address is not in the UK or you have lived in the UK for less than 5 years, you must obtain a Police Report or Code of Good Conduct Certificate from your home country. Any translation fees must be covered by the student. If a DBS check is a condition of your offer then please provide this information as soon as possible to the Admissions department. It will also be necessary to complete the individual course requirements, as indicated on this site when you arrive in the UK.
Please contact the DBS Administrator for further advice.