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DBS CertificatesApplication Information

If you have already completed your DBS application and have received your certificate, it is essential that you show the original certificate to a member of MMU Administration staff. Until your certificate is verified, your DBS check is not complete.

Disclosure Information

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.

DBS Update Service – Make your Certificate Portable

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.

How do I apply?

Attend the University in person. You should go to the Student Hub at the campus at which you will be studying - Birley Campus for Manchester students, Crewe Campus for MMU Cheshire students.

If you need advice on how to proceed, please contact the DBS Administrator for assistance.

What Information and Documents do I need to provide?

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 Some documents previously acceptable as ID evidence are no longer valid.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.

Drop-in Sessions

Click on the name of the Faculty in which you will be studying for dates and details of the drop-in sessions.

EEA (European Economic Area) or Non UK/EEA Students?

Under new DBS ID Verification Guidelines in order to obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure:

  • EEA students must hold a valid passport (EU National ID cards are no longer acceptable as a Group 1 document)
  • Non-EEA students must hold a valid passport in combination with a Biometric Residence Permit or current work Permit/Visa OR a Biometric Residence Permit

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.

Faculty of Education Manchester

  • BA (Hons) Arts and Humanties Education
  • PGCE Secondary Teacher Training all Subjects
  • PGCE Primary Education including MFL
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education - Teacher Training
  • Combined Honours Education
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) Community and Youth in Education
  • BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies (Foundation)
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies (Foundation)
  • BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Foundation)
  • BA (Hons) Education and Early Childhood Studies (Foundation)
  • Early Year Teacher Status
  • BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work
  • PG Dip/MA Youth and Community Work
  • Mathematics Enhancement Course
  • Physics Enhancement Course June 2014
  • Computing Enhancement Course June 2014
  • Chemistry Enhancement Course June 2014
  • BA (Hons) Inclusive Education SEND

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Faculty of Education Crewe, Cheshire

  • PGCE Secondary Teacher Training all Subjects
  • PGCE Primary Education including MFL
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education - Teacher Training
  • BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) Education & Early Childhood Studies
  • Combined Honours Education Studies
  • Combined Honours Early Years

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Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care (HPSC)

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Return to Practice, Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Speech Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Speech Pathology and Therapy
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • MA Social Work
  • BA (Hons) Social Care

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