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Non-Academic Entry Requirements

All places on Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography, ODP and Paramedic Science are subject to attendance at a Selection Day, satisfactory occupational health check, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB). 

You must hold a valid DBS certificate for the entire duration of your course (for University purposes your DBS certificate will remain valid for 3 years from the date of issue; once it has been verified). You must also submit a signed Annual Declaration of Good Health and Character each year to confirm that no convictions or cautions have been made since we first verified your DBS certificate. Further details are on the form.

All places on the Social Work course are also subject to attendance at a Selection Day, satisfactory occupational health check, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB). 

You must hold a valid DBS certificate which is registered with the Online Update Service for the entire duration of your course. You are also required to sign an online consent form to allow the University DBS Team and your placement providers to carry out any checks as necessary for the purpose of your course using the Online Update Service.

Children's Care, Learning and Development and PGCE/Certificate in Education applicants will also be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

All applicants on the Early Years Practice and Early Learning courses are required to provide a satisfactory enhanced DBS check along with a letter from their employer.

For further details about obtaining a DBS check for the University of Suffolk and how the DBS Update Service may help you please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Individual applicants may be requested to attend an interview upon request of the Admissions Tutor.