Non Academic Entry Requirements
All applicants must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) requirements in relation to good health and good character. Following confirmation of offers, enrolment/continuation on the programme will be conditional upon a satisfactory health screening and Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure.
Advice regarding all these processes will be provided by the School’s Selection and Admissions Department during the application process. All applicants are treated on an individual basis and any information disclosed is treated in confidence.
All applicants who accept an offer are required to complete a health questionnaire prior to enrolment. The information submitted is assessed independently by the Occupational Health Department, and there are three possible outcomes:
- You meet the health requirements and are accepted onto the course
- The health questionnaire highlights a few issues and the Occupational Health Adviser contacts you to discuss them. Reasonable adjustments which would enable you to complete the course might also be discussed at this stage
- You may be invited to have a more in-depth occupational health assessment, possibly involving a medical examination, to determine whether you are fit to practice
All students must complete this process before starting the course.
NB: Midwifery Students must have a validated negative sample for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. This is arranged by the Occupational Health Department following commencement of the programme.
For further information: www.nmc-uk.org
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure
All applicants who accept an offer are required to complete an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure (Costs to be met by the applicant). This information is considered in confidence by the School's CRB panel, who take into account the seriousness of the conviction and the circumstances of the offence.
The University will consider all criminal convictions, including cautions, reprimands, bind overs, police warnings, or ongoing investigations. The programme is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such the Enhanced CRB will disclose all information including spent convictions. If you are currently being investigated by the police, other official body or employer you should disclose this information.
The School is committed to promoting equality and – in line with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements – will only withdraw an offer if the evidence suggests an applicant would post a risk to the public and is therefore unfit to practise.
The Schools' Admission and Selection Office will guide all applicants through this process at the appropriate time.
Applicants are required to disclose any relevant information to the School’s Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice Panel as early as possible during the application process. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have an issue relevant to the good character requirement you are advised to discuss the issue in confidence with the Senior Admissions Tutor rather than any other third party.
Applicants who do not disclose prior to application must declare on the UCAS or Direct Application Form or the self declaration form issued at interview. If you declare a criminal conviction, the Admissions Tutor will contact you to discuss it and to gather information which the Tutor can present to the CRB Panel. The CRB panel consists of the Dean of the School, the Admissions Tutor and a Senior Nurse from Anuerin Bevan Local Health Board and Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board. Applicants will be informed in writing of the panel's decision.
Students who have already registered on the programme must complete an annual declaration. Failure to disclose any relevant information will result in an investigation by the University's Fitness to Practise Committee.
Applicants who are unsure regarding disclosure are strongly advised to contact the relevant Admissions Tutors for advice rather than any other agencies.
All information received by the University is treated confidentially. The use and storage of this information complies with the Data Protection Act (1998).