Certain courses in the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Psychology and Social Care require applicants to have a DBS (previously known as the CRB) 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.
All new DBS applications are eligible to subscribe to the DBS 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.
Attend the University in person at one of the drop-in Sessions. The dates of drop-in sessions for each campus can be found by clicking the Faculty name links below.
If you are unable to attend the University prior to the start of your course, and you live in the UK, you may be able to use the Post Office Identity Checking Service. Follow the link for details.
If you need advice on how to proceed, please contact the DBS Administrator for assistance.
Please view details of what information and documents are needed here under new guidelines.
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.