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Pre-Enrolment Information

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 particularly important to check if the first vaccination appointment for your course is before enrolment (see table below). These appointments will occur in August/early September. Please confirm your availability visa this form and we’ll send you an appointment via email.

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 the progression of your studies. 

CourseDBS Check RequiredOccupational Health RequiredFirst Vaccination AppointmentVaccination Evidence Required
BA Social Work (3 year) Yes No 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 Midwifery 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 No 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 Vaccinations not required Yes
MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine (4 year) Yes Yes Post-enrolment Yes
MSc Midwifery (3 years) Yes Yes Post-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 no-reply@ohims.co.uk) AND provide vaccination evidence

• Check when the first vaccination appointment is scheduled for your course (see table above).  If you are required to attend a vaccination appointment prior to enrolment please complete this online from to confirm your availability once you are holding an unconditional offer.  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). Information about the vaccines can be found here: Occupational Health Leaflet (PDF, 179kb).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Home Students

• Complete the online DBS application form (look out for an email from dbs@bradford.disclosures.co.uk).

• 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 admissions@bradford.ac.uk once received

 

Occupational Health

Actions Prior to Enrolment

Vaccination Evidence

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 vaccinations@bradford.ac.uk 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 no-reply@ohims.co.uk).

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 Appointment

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 vaccinations@bradford.ac.uk or tel 01274 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. 

Contact Details 

IDC: occupationalhealth@industrial-diagnostics.com / 01530 239190
UoB Occupational Health/Vaccination Queries:  vaccinations@bradford.ac.uk / 01274 232578

For further information, please see our Occupational Health FAQ's

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 dbs@bradford.disclosures.co.uk), and follow the steps below immediately after you have completed your application to verify the 3 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 FAQ 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 3 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 uob-dbs@bradford.ac.uk and state in the email that you give us your 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.

Contact Details

Prior to starting University: uob-dbs@bradford.ac.uk / 01274 236088
Following enrolment: Placement team  / 01274 232578

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 admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request this.

Once received, please email a photograph/scan of the check to admissions@bradford.ac.uk.

Occupational Health FAQ's

Faculty of Health Studies applicants (who have confirmed their course as their Firm choice) should receive the email by early July.

UG Pharmacy/Healthcare Science applicants will receive the email after 18 August 2022 when they have firmly accepted their unconditional offer.

Master of Physicians Associate Studies applicants should receive the email by early July if they have accepted their offer of a place on the Applicant Portal.

Check your junk mail and if you haven’t received the email please call the Admissions Office (tel 01274 236088) to notify them.

 

Industrial Diagnostics Company provide support for staff and students at the University.  Their contact details are 01530 239190, occupationalhealth@industrial-diagnostics.com.

If you are unable to access the link or have any difficulties completing the health questionnaire please call IDC on 01530 239190. You should use Google Chrome to access the link.

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 vaccinations@bradford.ac.uk 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 occupationalhealth@industrial-diagnostics.com.

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 01274 232578.

DBS FAQ's

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.

Master of Physicians Associate Studies students should receive the email by early July if they have accepted their offer of a place on the Applicant Portal.

Check your junk mail and if you haven’t received it ring the Admissions Office (tel 01274 236088) to notify them you haven’t received the email.

 

You need to book an appointment to bring your 3 original ID documents to the university for verification (photocopies cannot be accepted).  Book your DBS ID check here.

Check the DBS website for what ID you can use, if you’re unable to provide 3 forms of ID please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance.

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 uob-dbs@bradford.ac.uk 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.