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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

All students taking the courses listed below must complete an online enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application – formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. You must complete the online application and receive clearance (or been otherwise accepted) before you start your course. Please read our instructions in the downloads section at the bottom of the page which include full details on how to complete the online application.

You can pay your fee online through our Finance Payment Portal.

Courses with a payable fee
  • Childhood and Youth (BA)
  • Early Childhood Studies (BA)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (NISP)
  • PGCE
  • Primary Education QTS (BA)
  • Schools Direct Students
  • Inclusive Studies in Special Educational Needs, Disability & Diversity (BA)
Courses without a fee
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MSc)
  • Dental Nursing (FdSc)
  • Health and Social Care (FdSc)
  • Midwifery (BSc)
  • Nursing (all branches) (BSc)
  • Occupational Therapy (BSc)
  • Paramedic Science (BSc)
  • Podiatry (BSc)
  • Pre-registration Physiotherapy (MSc)
  • Return to Practice
  • Social Work (BA and MA)
  • Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning (BSc)
  • Youth and Community Leadership (MA)

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