Please read this information carefully and follow the instructions below. We recommend that you bookmark this page for future reference.
In order to secure your place on the programme, you are required to complete a UK DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Please refer to quick guide below to see which category would apply to you:
Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS)
Overseas Police Check
I have always lived in the UK
I have never lived in the UK
I have lived both abroad and in the UK for more than 6 months (when I was 16 years and older)
I have lived both abroad and in the UK for more than 6 months (when I was 16 years and older) but have received a UK Naturalisation Certificate
REQUIRED + Provide Naturalisation Certificate
Please be aware that it could take up to four weeks or more for DBS to process applications. Therefore, it is important that you complete the application and ID checks as soon as possible as you will not be allowed to start on a course or placement until the full DBS process is complete.
Step 1 – The ID check (face to face)
You will be applying for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. You will receive a separate email with instructions and your login details for your online DBS registration shortly. Please also keep an eye on your junk email folder. Upon receipt of email you will be required to:
a) Fill in this online application and select the documents you have as proof of your identity and address and
b) Attend one of our Admissions drop in sessions to complete a face to face ID check. You will need to bring along the original documents you selected within your online application. If in doubt, please bring few additional documents from the list attached here.
This will allow us to verify your identity and make sure that the information that is sent to the DBS is correct. You should allow approximately one hour for this appointment.
If you are currently living abroad and need to complete a UK DBS check, but are not able to travel for your face to face ID check, then please let us know.
Step 2 – Finalising the application form
Once ID check is complete, you will receive a link to finalise your DBS application.
NOTE: You can complete this step at the drop in session when you come in for the ID check. If you have not lived at your current address (UK/Overseas) for the last 5 years, you will be required to bring the address history to complete Step 2.
Step 3 – Receipt of the DBS disclosure form
DBS will be contacting you directly who will send you your DBS Disclosure Certificate.
If your DBS Disclosure Certificate contains information, then please make an appointment via email (DBS@mdx.ac.uk) to see a member of our Compliance and Governance Team as soon as you receive your certificate. If your certificate does not contain any information, then no further action is needed for now.
In both cases, please keep the original for you as you may be asked to show this to your placement provider.
Please note that if the University receives a DBS Disclosure that it considers to be unsatisfactory or if you fail to declare a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning and the discrepancy comes to light after you have taken up your place, the University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a place or to terminate your programme of study.
If you have previously lived outside the UK for more than 6 months (when you were older than 16 years), then you will also need to complete an Overseas police check form.
You will need to complete part A of the form and have part B completed and stamped by a competent authority such as your Embassy, High Commission, Consulate or other official government department/agency of your country. For further guidance for your country also please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants.
Some competent authorities have their own certificates which we usually accept as long as the certificate is official (signed and stamped by the authority). Please note that it is applicant's responsibility to provide an official translated copy in English.
You are required to complete and return an Occupational health form which must be valid within six months before your commencement date. The final page of the form needs to be completed by your GP (Doctor) who will be required to provide information concerning the number of times you have been to see him/her in the last 5 years, childhood illnesses, any known physical abnormalities and details of your vaccination(s) record.
Some GPs (Doctors) may charge for completing this part of the form and regrettably any expense incurred will be your own responsibility. Please make a copy of the Occupational Health Form before returning it and keep it for your records as you will need to bring a copy to your occupational health appointment which will be arranged for you when you start your course.
Please complete this form as soon as possible. Put your completed form in an envelope marked "Private and Confidential occupational health form" and include your full name, UCAS Personal ID / Middlesex ID and programme title on the envelope. Place this envelope inside a second envelope and send it via recorded delivery to the following address:
Attention: Denise Brown
Any details will be treated with strictest confidence.
Late completion or non-completion of your Occupational Health Form will lead to you being discontinued from your course if health clearance is not confirmed by the occupational health nurse on day one of your placement.
Hepatitis B, C and HIV
Infection with HIV, Hepatitis B or C is not a bar to becoming a student nurse. However there may be restrictions on certain types of practice experience. All students will require Occupational Health Clearance once they commence the programme. Further information is available from the Department of Health documents:
More information for Nursing and Midwifery offer holders can be found here.
Please read this guidance before completing the Fitness to teach declaration.
We are required by the Department for Education (DfE) to determine, that all students beginning programmes of ITT have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for students with health conditions and disabilities. The University will provide all reasonable support to enable students with any disability or health condition to complete an initial teacher-training programme.
Some health conditions or impairments might need further assessment by a health professional so if you make a positive declaration on the Fitness to Teach declaration, it is important that you then complete the health questionnaire. Your response to the health questionnaire goes directly to our Occupational Health Services team. Please see below for examples of impairments or health conditions that might require further assessment. Please note that we can only consider adjustments for school-based training placements if the health condition or impairment has been assessed by Occupational Health.
The Middlesex University Disability and Dyslexia Service provide guidance and support for prospective and current students. If you have any health condition or learning impairment that you think may need additional support we strongly recommend that you talk to our Disability and Dyslexia Service as well as your Programme Leader.
New or expectant mothers
We strongly advise that you inform your programme leader if you are a new or expectant mother. Appropriate risk assessment of placement settings can then be arranged to ensure that you are not exposed to hazards in the work place that may pose a risk to you or your unborn child.
Examples of impairment or health conditions: