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. Please note DBS Face-to- Face ID checks begin in June 2014. 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 Term Dates and School Experience Dates 2014-15

The programme runs from Mon 8 Sept 2014 to Thurs 9 July 2015 and students need to be available between these dates.

Primary PGCE Welcome Letter 2015-16(0.17Kb)

Primary PGCE Pre-Programme Information 2014

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

Secondary PGCE welcome information 2014-15

PGCE Welcome Letter 2014-15(0.18Kb)
Primary School Experience Guidance(0.35Kb)

PGCE offer-holders 2014

School Direct Events - (Salaried Route ONLY)

Dates for your diary - More information to follow shortly 

Induction Day 26th June 2014

Enrolment Day 29th August 2014

Please note that on the Salaried Route DBS & Occupational Health Checks are carried out by your school


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.

DBS face-to-face ID verification begins in June 2014.  Please come to the Student Support Centre to carry out your ID check.

QTS Skills Tests

All applicants for initial teacher training programmes starting September 2013 onwards 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)