Mid-course DBS check

About mid-course Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

NTU students who are undertaking courses which do not require completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the admissions process, may occasionally be required to undertake a DBS check mid-course. For example, a student may wish to undertake a research project, non-compulsory placement or extra-curricular volunteering with children or vulnerable adults.

How do I request a DBS check?

To request a mid-course DBS check for placements or research associated with an academic course of study, students should speak with a member of academic staff in their area of study. Depending on the reason for requiring a DBS checks, this may be an academic tutor, a dissertation supervisor or other relevant staff member.

Where the staff member supports the requirement for a DBS application, they are required to complete the mid-course DBS request form which is available below. In limited circumstances (such as an ethics committee hearing), students may be asked to complete this themselves.

In circumstances where a DBS check is required for self-generated extra-curricular volunteering activity and does not involve discussion with NTU staff, students should send an email, providing details of the volunteering opportunity. We will then discuss your eligibility for DBS completion with you directly.

More information

More information regarding mid-course DBS checks is contained in the information leaflets below:

Mid-course DBS request form

  1. Download the mid-course DBS form using the link below:

    Mid-course DBS form PDF icon
  2. Complete the information requested.
  3. Save the form to your desired location.
  4. Email a copy of your completed form as an attachment to:
  • Social Sciences and Graduate School students: email
  • All other academic areas and professional services: email

Further questions?

If your questions are not answered by the information leaflets available above, please send an email.