Most Nescot students do a placement as part of their course. Students on some courses may work with children and/or vulnerable people as part of their placement. These students will need a DBS check before they can start their placement. A DBS is a check on your criminal record with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Nescot will organise this for you, but you will need to collect some forms of evidence of your identity, and bring them to college when you come to enrol.
You can find out more about which courses require a DBS check, and what to bring, below.
Students on these courses need a DBS check before they can start their placement.
- PGCE (including full-time courses N6769 and N6719, and the part-time course N6763)
- PCE (N6762)
- Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning N6716
- Foundation Degree in Healthcare Play Specialism
Please note: You may already hold a DBS. If your DBS check is current, at the required level, and your placement is in the same areas of work, then you may not need a new DBS check.
You will need to bring all the items below to enrolment with you. Please bring the original documents with you.
- Your National Insurance number. If you have the original letter then please bring this with you.
- Your five-year address history, including the month and year you moved into and out of each property you have lived in over the last five years.
- One document from Group 1, below
- Two further documents from either Group 1, Group 2a or Group 2b, below
Group 1: Primary identity documents
You must bring at least one document from this group
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.|
|Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
You must bring two further documents from either Group 1, Group 2a or Group 2b.
Group 2a: Trusted government documents. All driving licences must be valid.
|Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)||All countries outside the UK (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)|
|Current driving licence (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands|
|Birth certificate - issued after time of birth||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands|
|Marriage/civil partnership certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|Immigration document, visa, or work permit||Issued by a country outside the UK. Valid only for roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside of the UK. Visa/permit must relate to the non-UK country in which the role is based|
|HM Forces ID card||UK|
|Firearms licence||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands|
Group 2b: Financial and social history documents
|Documents||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society statement||Countries outside the UK||Issued in last 3 months - branch must be in the country where the applicant lives and works|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK only - valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK - not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EEA National ID card||Must still be valid|
|Irish Passport Card||Cannot be used with an Irish passport||Must still be valid|
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands||Must still be valid|
|Letter from head teacher or college principal||UK - for 16- to 19-year-olds in full time education - only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided||Must still be valid|