The DBS Update Service is now available. All new DBS applications are eligible to subscribe to the Update service. Once subscribed, your certificate is portable to future employers for as long as the certificate and your subscription remain valid.
More information on the Update Service and details of the subscription cost are available on the Government’s DBS website.
Please note that with the launch of the Update Service, only the applicant will now receive a copy of their DBS certificate. All our student applicants are now required to show their original certificate to an MMU DBS administrator before they will be able to attend placement.
It is important that you complete your DBS application form prior to enrolment.
Courses in the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Psychology and Social Care require applicants to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS – previously known as the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure certificate before they enrol onto the course. Please read this information carefully, as without a DBS from Manchester Metropolitan University you will be unable to complete your enrolment onto the course or participate in the placement element of your course.
Please do not approach the DBS yourself as your identity and application form must be verified and countersigned by MMU. Also, please note that DBS Enhanced Disclosures received from current employment or other agencies cannot be transferred to your programme of study as a new Disclosure must be applied for through the University.
Attend the University in person at one of the Drop-in Sessions. The dates of these sessions and other details can be found by clicking on the name of your course at the campus you will be attending below.
If you are unable to attend the University prior to the start of your course, and you live in the UK, you can use the Post Office Identity Checking Service. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an application form and stating your name, address and on which course you have been offered a place and we will post a form to you.
Please view details of what information and documents are needed here under new guidelines.
Click on the name of the course on which you have been offered a place for dates and details of the Drop-in Sessions. It is important that you select the correct course and campus as the information varies from course to course and campus to campus.
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.