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Teacher Training - DBS information for non-UK nationals

I am a non-UK offer holder and require a visa to enter the UK for my teacher training.  When do I apply for my Enhanced DBS check?

If you are a non-UK national living outside the UK and you require a visa to enter the UK, you will only be able to apply for your Enhanced DBS check once you have obtained your visa and arrived in the UK. 

As part of the application process for an Enhanced DBS check, you will need to provide at least three valid original ID documents for verification, including at least one ID document which shows that you have leave to enter or remain in the UK. Additionally, if you have changed your name, you will need to provide original documentation confirming your name change(s) along with your three other ID documents.  Please refer to our advice on providing the correct identity documents for the DBS check for a list of acceptable documents and make sure that you bring any relevant documents with you when you travel to the UK.

When you have met all of the other conditions attached to your offer, including providing a 
letter of good conduct covering your residence up until end of May, we will ask you to complete our online self-declaration form. On completion of that form we will issue your CAS so that you can apply for your visa.  Please note that we will not normally issue a CAS before the end of May. 

If we have also advised you that you need to pay half of your fees before we will issue your  CAS you will also need to make this payment.

Obtaining your DBS when you arrive

On arrival at the university you will be permitted to provisionally enrol for the course, but you will need to apply for your Enhanced DBS check as soon as possible.  Please contact as soon as you arrive in the UK so that we can assist you with obtaining the DBS clearance.

Please be aware that in the event of the outcome of your DBS check revealing a conviction or caution which make you unsuitable to be admitted to teacher or early years training, you will be required to immediately withdraw from the programme and sponsorship of your visa will be withdrawn.