The courses listed below require Occupational Health and/or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Please check the requirements for your course and ensure you complete these when requested to do so. If you are required to have vaccinations, it is important to book your appointment as soon as you are asked to do so (this will be by email from Industrial Diagnostics).
Please read the information below and ensure that the Pre-Enrolment Actions are completed before you enrol in person. Please note once you start your course you will be contacted via your University of Bradford email address, so please check this regularly.
Failure to comply to these requirements could impact on your enrolment and progression of your studies.
|Course||DBS Check Required||Occupational Health Required||First Vaccination Appointment||Vaccination Evidence Required|
|BA Social Work (3 year)||Yes||Yes||n/a||No|
|BA Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship||Yes||Yes||n/a||No|
|BSc Diagnostic Radiography (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Post-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)(3 year)||Yes||Yes||Post-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Nursing Adult (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Nursing Adult (3 year) (Harrogate and District NHS Trust)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Nursing Adult (3 year)(Mid Yorkshire Hospitals) -April start date||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Nursing Children's (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Nursing Mental Health (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Occupational Therapy (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Post-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Optometry (3 year)||Yes||No||n/a||No|
|BSc Paramedic Science (4 year)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Physiotherapy (3 year)||Yes||Yes||Post-enrolment||Yes|
|BSc Public Health and Community Wellbeing||Yes||No||n/a||No|
|MA Social Work||Yes||Yes||n/a||No|
|Master of Physician Associate Studies||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|MNurse (Adult/Mental Health)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|MNurse (Child/Mental Health)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|MPharm Pharmacy (4 and 5 year)||Yes||Yes||Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) essential||Yes|
|MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine (4 year)||Yes||Yes||Post-enrolment||Yes|
|MSc Midwifery (3 years)||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
|Return to Practice for Health Care Professionals||Yes||Yes||Pre-enrolment||Yes|
Pre-Enrolment - Summary of Required Actions
Occupational Health (OH) - Home and International Students
• Complete your Fitness to Train Questionnaire (look out for an email from email@example.com) AND provide vaccination evidence
• Check when the first vaccination appointment is scheduled for your course (see table above). If you are required to attend prior to enrolment please aim to book your appointment as soon as possible. Industrial Diagnostics will be in touch with you once you have completed the above actions to organise a date for your vaccinations. You are not expected to attend prior to enrolment if you do not live in the UK.
• The University’s Occupational Health (OH) Provider is the Industrial Diagnostics Company (IDC). Details about the vaccines can be found on the University of Bradford Occupational Health information.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Home Students
• Complete the online DBS application form (look out for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Book an appointment to have your ID verified (only after you have completed the online form).
• If you are registered for the DBS Update Service follow the DBS Update Service guidance.
Police Check - International Students
• Request a police check from your country of residence and email a photograph/scan of this check to email@example.com once received.
Actions prior to enrolment
Please check the course table at the beginning of this page to confirm if you are expected to attend an appointment prior to enrolment and if you need to collate vaccination evidence.
If you need to provide vaccination evidence, request this from your GP (or previous employer if they have administered vaccinations). You can upload this information when you complete your Fitness to Train questionnaire application or you can email it directly to IDC. If your GP cannot provide this evidence please notify us via firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Please do not ask your GP to administer any vaccinations you may need.
Fit to Train
Complete your Fitness to Train questionnaire (look out for an email from email@example.com).
IDC will notify you and the University if you are Fit to Train (taking into account any health issues and vaccinations).
Actions once enrolled
Vaccination appointments once you have enrolled will be communicated via your University of Bradford email address. Please check your emails regularly, it is essential you attend all appointments that you are invited to. We will notify you of the remaining vaccination dates when you start your course. If you have any difficulty attending a vaccination session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1274 232578 as soon as possible.
Fit for placement
Please make sure you action any requests for information and attend all appointments, failure to do so could prevent you from going on placement.
For further information, please see our Occupational Health FAQs
Disclose & Barring Service (DBS) information
You are required to complete a DBS check prior to starting the course and the DBS certificate must be issued well in advance of your first placement.
Please complete the online DBS application form as soon as you are asked to do so (look out for an email from email@example.com), and follow the steps below immediately after you have completed your application to verify the three pieces of identification used in your application. Your ID needs to be verified in person. If you are unable to attend the University there is an option to complete the ID check at a local post office. Please see our FAQs below which confirms how to request this.
Verify your ID with the University
Book an appointment to have your ID verified. Ideally you need to do this before you enrol onto your course.
Attend the University at the time of your appointment and bring the three original documents that you have selected in the application process with you for verification (photocopies cannot be accepted).
Once your ID documents have been verified your application will be sent to the DBS for processing.
Registered for the DBS update service?
If you are registered for the DBS update service (this must be an Enhanced Check for Child and Adult Workforce), you will not need to complete a new DBS application. Please email your original certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and state in the email that you give consent for us to check this against the update service record. We will check your certificate to ensure it meets the University requirements and will then cancel the new DBS application.
Keep your DBS certificate safe
The University is notified directly of the outcome of your DBS check.
If any convictions/cautions are presented on the certificate we will ask you to bring your certificate into the University.
You may need to show your DBS certificate to placement providers during your studies so please keep your certificate in a safe place. If you lose your certificate and require a new one, you will be required to pay the DBS charge (currently £38).
We advise you to register for the DBS update service which will speed up any job offers in the future. You must register for the Update Service within 30 days of your certificate being issued.
For further information, please see our DBS FAQ's
Police check - international students
International students are required to provide a police check from their country of residence prior to the start of their course. Once you are enrolled on your course you will be asked to complete a DBS check during Semester 2 of Year 1.
Each country has their own process for you to obtain a police check/certificate. Please check your country’s process online. If you require a letter from the University in order to obtain the police check, please email email@example.com to request this.
Once received, please email a photograph/scan of the check to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Health FAQs
Faculty of Health Studies applicants (who have confirmed their course as their Firm choice) should receive the email by early July.
Pharmacy and Healthcare Science applicants will receive the email after 18 August 2023 when they have firmly accepted their unconditional offer.
Check your junk mail. If you haven’t received the email, please call the Admissions Office on +44 1274 236088 to notify them.
Contact your GP for vaccination evidence or a previous employer (if they have administered vaccinations), they should be able to provide you with a copy of the vaccinations you have been given. If you have been unable to obtain vaccination evidence, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Before you submit your questionnaire, you will be asked to upload your vaccination evidence. You can still submit your answers without the evidence if you do not have this in the first instance. Send any additional evidence directly to IDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the course table to see if your course requires students to attend a vaccination appointment before or after enrolment.
Appointments will be sent to your personal email address if you require a vaccination prior to enrolment. For programmes that have their first vaccination post enrolment vaccination appointments will be sent to your University of Bradford email account.
Please email the relevant email address for your Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering and Informatics: EI-Placements@bradford.ac.uk
Faculty of Health Studies: FOH-Placements@bradford.ac.uk
Faculty of Life Sciences: FLS-Placements@bradford.ac.uk
Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences:
Alternatively, you can call the Placements Team on +44 1274 232578.
Faculty of Health Studies applicants (who have confirmed their programme as their Firm choice) should receive the email by early July.
Faculty of Life Sciences and Social Work applicants should receive the email after A Level results day when they have a firmly accepted unconditional offer.
Check your junk mail and if you haven’t received it ring the Admissions Office on +44 1274 236088 to notify them you haven’t received the email.
If you are unable to attend the University to have your ID documents verified, it is possible to complete the ID verification at a local Post Office. Please note that the Post Office do charge for this service (around £15).
Please email email@example.com to request that your application is switched to the Post Office ID verification process. Please note that you will be asked to complete the online application again and, as part of this process, you can select which Post Office you wish to attend.