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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
  • Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (BA)
Courses without a fee
  • Applied Social Care (Joint Honours)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MSc)
  • Counselling (MSc)
  • Counselling Children and Young People (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 Care and Community Practice (BA)
  • Social Work (BA and MA)
  • Sport Coaching (BSc)
  • Sport Development and Physical Education (BA)
  • Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning (BSc)
  • Youth and Community Leadership (MSc)

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