Logo close icon

Next steps

Once you've applied for and been accepted onto a professional programme, you might need to complete a UK DBS check, an Overseas Police check or an Occupational Health Check.

Find out your next steps, which category applies to you and how to complete the required forms and checks. You will also be able to find placement start dates and more important information under your course below.

  • Check your course

Select your course using the buttons below to find more information about how and when to complete your course specific compliance check.

  • Nursing - course specific information

    • BSc Nursing (Adult)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BSc Nursing (Child)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • PGDip Nursing (Mental Health)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
  • Midwifery - course specific information

    • BSc Midwifery (Advanced)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BSc Midwifery (Short)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
  • Social Work - course specific information

    • BA Social Work

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check

      Occupational Health checks are NOT required for this programme

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be DBS cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete this process as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • MA Social Work

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check

      Occupational Health checks are NOT required for this programme

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be DBS cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete this process as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • PGDip Social Work

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check

      Occupational Health checks are NOT required for this programme

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be DBS cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete this process as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
  • Vet Nursing - course specific information

    • BSc Vet Nursing

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. Occupational Health check

      DBS  checks are NOT required for this programme

      You are required to submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete this process as soon as possible.

    • BSc Vet Nursing with Foundation Year

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. Occupational Health check

      DBS  checks are NOT required for this programme

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete this process as soon as possible.

  • Healthcare Science - course specific information

    • BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BSc Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Occupational Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your Occupational Health (OH) Questionnaire to the OH Trust you are assigned to prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Occupational Health (OH) cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or OH cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
  • Initial Teacher Training - course specific information

    • PGCE Primary

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Initial Teacher Training Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your ITT Health Questionnaire prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Health cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or Health cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • PGCE Secondary

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Initial Teacher Training Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your ITT Health Questionnaire prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Health cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or Health cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • Schools Direct (Tuition Fee only)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Initial Teacher Training Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your ITT Health Questionnaire prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as September. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Health cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or Health cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.
    • BA Primary Education (QTS)

      As part of your offer condition for this programme, you are required to undertake the following checks:

      1. DBS Check and (where applicable) Overseas Police check
      2. Initial Teacher Training Health Check

      You are required to complete your DBS ID Check and submit your ITT Health Questionnaire prior to starting your course.

      Placement start dates

      Placements start as early as October. For your programme of study, you are required to be both DBS and Health cleared before you can go into placement. If you are not DBS or Health cleared in time, you will not be allowed to enter into your placement.

      Please ensure that you complete both processes as soon as possible.

      DBS Application Process

      There are a number of things you’ll need to do to complete a DBS check:

      1. Start your application as soon as possible.  You should allow for around 3 months for a DBS check to be processed.  If you are not DBS cleared, you will not be able to go on placement.
      2. Read the university’s information and guidance. Any mistakes you make on the application form may mean you’ll need to start the application again so make sure you follow each stage of the process carefully.
      3. Complete your DBS check online application. You will receive an email from the DBS System with instructions and login details.
      4. Attend a DBS check with the DBS and Occupational Health unit.  When you’ve submitted a completed application, you’ll be invited to book a DBS check appointment.  For applicants who are not able to come onto campus, you’ll first have a virtual (online) appointment. but you’ll still need to present your original ID documents in person on campus before you can go on placement.
      5. Contact the university’s DBS and Occupational Health unit if you’ve got any queries, and can’t find the information on our webpages.

Complete your DBS application

If you are studying Nursing and Midwifery, Social Work, Healthcare Science, Sports or an Initial Teacher Training degree, you will need to have a DBS check undertaken by Middlesex University before starting your course and attending placements.

Get started

Occupational Health Checks

If you are studying Nursing and Midwifery, Vet Nursing, Healthcare Science or an Initial Teacher Training course, you will need to complete an Occupational Health Check before starting your course or attending placements.

Complete your OH

Get support

Got a query? Contact the MDX DBS & OH unit.

Please read the information on this page and signposted webpages.

If you can’t find the answer to your query, contact us by completing the Contact Us form.

In this section

Back to top