Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (formerly CRB)

PGCE students must apply for a DBS check (£55). Information on how to apply will be sent to you by email in due course. more

DBS and Occupational Health FAQs(0.34Kb)
DBS ID Check Form 2013(0.27Kb)
DBS Document Guidance 2015(0.43Kb)

Occupational Health Check

PGCE students must complete an online Occupational Health assessment (£45). Further details will be sent to you by email in due course.

PGCE Primary Welcome Information 2015-16

Primary PGCE Welcome Letter 2015-16(0.17Kb)

Primary PGCE Pre-Programme Information 2015-16

All pre-programme information including timetables, can be found on the Induction vle-Moodle. Details to follow shortly.

PGCE Offer Holders 2015/16

Secondary PGCE Welcome Day

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - 1pm-6pm

We will be hosted a Welcome Day on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 from 1pm - 6pm for all students who have accepted the offer of a place on a Secondary PGCE.  The Welcome Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out more about the PGCE programme and to ask any questions you may have.  The schedule will be as follows:

1pm - 3pm:  Opportunity for you to present any outstanding documentation (eg. proof of previous qualifications) to ensure you have met the conditions of your offer.  If you have already done this then you do not need to arrive until 3pm.

3pm - 5pm:  Presentation by the Secondary PGCE Programme Leader, followed by sessions on fees and funding, information services and student support.  This will include guidance about the DBS process (formally CRB), Occupational Health and QTS Skills Tests queries.

5pm - 6pm:  Subject sessions where Subject Leaders will be available to answer any subject specific questions you may have.

All students are required to register their intention to attend using the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/welcomeday2015 

There will be an opportunity to speak with our placements team on the day if you have any queries. Please note that if you need to update or inform the placements team of any of the below points please email SecondaryPlacements@ioe.ac.uk as soon as possible. If nothing has changed in your circumstances then we will be using the same information you provided on your UCAS form when applying.

Please get in touch with the placements team if:
• Change in your term time address
• Childcare issues
• If you have any issues around mobility/health or require special consideration in placements
• If you have access to a car/motorcycle/cycle



DBS check (formerly CRB) face-to-face ID verification

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  CRB checks are now called DBS checks. 

It is important you complete your ID verification in order to have your DBS clearance  for the start of your programme.  Applicants holding an offer will be emailed DBS information.   

Click here to visit the IOE online store and pay for DBS (CRB) and/or Occupational Health checks.

QTS Skills Tests

All applicants for initial teacher training programmes must pass Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before the start of the course.  Skills Test FAQs



Applicants holding a PGCE offer will receive enrolment information via email nearer the time.

What to bring with you to enrolment

If you have any outstanding documents please bring the original plus a photocopy with you (you may have already submitted documents at interview or at a welcome event).

  • Photo ID (passport or photocard driving licence with paper counterpart)
  • Evidence you have met the entry requirements for the course
  • Evidence you have met any conditions of offer
  • Sponsor letter, Student Loans Company letter or method of payment for tuition fees (alternatively you may wish to pay your fees in advance online)