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DBS checks for students doing placements

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. 


Which subjects require a DBS check?

Students on these courses need a DBS check before they can start their placement.

Full-time courses:

- Health and Social Care 

- Childcare

University-level courses:

- Osteopathy 

- PGCE (including full-time courses N6769 and N6719, and the part-time course N6763)

- PCE (N6762)

- Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning N6716

- Psychodynamic Counselling 

- 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.

What do I need to bring?

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

Group 1: Primary identity documents

You must bring at least one document from this group

DocumentNotes
PassportAny current and valid passport
Biometric residence permitUK
Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.
Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birthUK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificateUK and Channel Islands
Group 2: Other documents

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. 

Document Notes
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
If you have any questions

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