Occupational Health clearance and declaration forms
We require all students undertaking professional teaching and health and social care courses to complete an occupational health check. These forms are used to ensure that new students meet the required health standards of their course before starting. Completion is a condition of your entry onto the course.
Please be open and honest when completing the Occupational Health screening forms as this process enables the University to make well-informed decisions about your fitness to train on your chosen course and to consider and support any reasonable adjustments that may be necessary to support you throughout your programme, including your placements.
The aim of the Occupational Health Check is to ensure that a future teacher, health care practitioner or social worker has both the physical and mental fitness to perform their duties without putting people at risk. Each case will be looked at individually, on its merits and in the light of the particular circumstances. As a university, we have a duty to ensure that health and safety or child protection requirements are not used to justify discrimination against a disabled student (Equality Act 2010).
The course listing below indicates which form you need to complete.
- Primary Education QTS BA
- PGCE Primary and PGCE School Direct Training
Please read the following before completing the questionnaire below:
The Fitness to Train to Teach questionnaire is a compulsory part of the admissions process for all Teacher Training courses.
The aim of the Fitness to Train to Teach requirements is to ensure that a future teacher has both the physical and mental fitness to perform their duties without putting children and young people at risk. However, The University of Northampton has a duty to ensure that health and safety or child protection requirements are not used to justify discrimination against a disabled student (Equality Act 2010). Each case will be looked at individually, on its merits and in the light of the particular circumstances.
Due to the vocational nature of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses and recognising that the fundamental principles of the profession of a teacher is the care and protection of children “in loco parentis”, it is a requirement under The Education Act (2002) for the health of all applicants to teaching courses to be assessed. The standards used to assess against are specified in The Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003 and the current Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice.
For every applicant offered a place on one of our Teacher Training courses, it is important for everyone to establish whether they are fit to train to teach and therefore we ask all applicants to be honest and open when completing the questionnaire.
Your questionnaire will have many positive benefits, it will enable the University to make well-informed decisions about your fitness to train to teach and to consider any reasonable adjustments that may be necessary through an Occupational health assessment. By completing the questionnaire as soon as you are notified to do so, any agreed adjustments and support highlighted through the occupational health process will be in place at the beginning of your programme/placement.
- Midwifery BSc
- Adult Nursing BSc
- Mental Health Nursing BSc
- Children and Young People’s Nursing BSc
Please download the relevant document from the button links below as outlined in the Occupational Health email:
Northampton General Hospital (NGH) Occupational Health portal
Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) Occupational Health Questionnaire
Kettering General Hospital (KGH) Occupational Health Questionnaire
To be completed by students from the following programmes as soon as notified to do so:
- Social Work BA
- Social Work MA
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions you will be required to complete a further occupational health assessment, information on how to do this will be emailed to you once your initial questionnaire has been reviewed.
NGH Occupational Health Portal
For instructions on how to access the portal, please see below.
To be completed by students from the following programmes:
- Aspire – Mental Health Year 2 only
- Dental Nursing FdSc
- Health and Social Care FdSc
- Learning Disability Nursing
- Nursing Associate FdSc
- Occupational Therapy BSc (inc Extended)
- Paramedic Science BSc
- Physiotherapy MSc
- Podiatry BSc
- Return to Professional Practice
- Social Care and Community Practice BA