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Disclosure and Barring Service

As part of the admissions process to join one of Brunel University London’s Professional courses, you are required to complete an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced certificate, previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Applications are completed online and the first step is to complete a face to face ID check. You are then required to make a payment for your application, the cost of a DBS application is currently £51.86 (this fee is subject to change). Only then will you be given access to the online DBS application.

In order to complete the ID check you will need to visit the Admissions Office or attend an ID checking event. Further details regarding the DBS application and ID checking events will be sent to applicants in May.

Professional Course Interviews

If you are applying for Teacher Training, a course in Social Work, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy you will be asked to bring your DBS ID documents with you to your interview and we will complete your ID check then.

ID Documents

For further advice regarding the valid ID documents we can accept for the DBS disclosure application, please see the 'ID checking documents' tab below.

If you are making an application for the DBS certificate as a volunteer, Student Ambassador or a Widening Participation Ambassador you do not have to pay for your application. However if you are applying for a DBS certificate as part of your PhD or dissertation you will have to cover this cost, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office on 01895 265265 or by email at

The DBS update service lets applicants keep their DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online.

You can read more about the update service here:

To subscribe you will require your DBS Reference number or DBS Certificate number. The Reference Number is generated after completing the online application, you can contact if you require it.

If you currently hold a DBS Certificate and are registered with their update service, please get in touch with us. You will need to arrange a time to come in to present your certificate and sign a consent form so we can check your status online.

Please note this option is not intended for all students who currently hold a DBS certificate, only those who are registered with the DBS Update service.

Please click here to download our criminal convictions disclosure policy.

If you are applying to a professional course do not complete the ID check at your interview or induction event, you will be required to attend a DBS ID checking session at the University, where you are required to bring a minimum of three identity documents. 

Please note that you should also bring a photocopy of each document.

DBS Drop In Session Dates 

Wednesday 4 May 2016

1pm to 4pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre              


Tuesday 24 May 2016

9.30am to 1pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre              


Friday 3 June 2016

9.30am to 1pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre              



Thursday 16 June 2016




Friday 24 June 2016

9.30am to 1pm 

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre              


Monday 18 July 2016

1pm to 4pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre


Thursday 28 July 2016

9.30am to 1pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre


Thursday 25 August 2016

Session One: 10.30am to 12.30pm           

Session Two: 2pm to 4pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre


Tuesday 6 September 2016

Session One: 10.30am to 12.30pm           

Session Two: 2pm to 4pm

Admissions Office, room 213 Bannerman Centre 


Booking Your Place

Your place will need to be booked in advance.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Please also include your full name, student number and which session you would like to attend.

Alternatively you can complete the ID check by visiting:

Applicant Enquiries and Admissions office, Bannerman Centre, room 213 (second floor), between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Please call in advance to arrange a suitable time.

You are only required to pay for a DBS application, previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, if you are undertaking a course in teaching or social work.

If you are undertaking a Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy course the fee is covered by NHS London.

Non NHS funded applicants

Please note that if you are undertaking a Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy course, but will not be NHS funded you will be required to cover this cost.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office on 01895 265265 or by email at

The DBS application currently costs £51.86, but this amount is subject to change. The payment is non refundable and the payment must be made before we can send you your DBS application log in information.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept payments within the Amissions Office and you will need to make the payment through the University cash office at least two working days prior to attending any ID checking session.

How to make the payment:

  • Online payment

    We recommend you make the payment online, by logging into the eVision student application portal. Once you have logged in you should go to the 'My application' section, scroll down to 'application details' and select the ‘View details’ button at the bottom of the page. If you have an eVision account that has been converted from an applicant to student profile, then the task can be found in the 'my Checklist' tab. Then select the 'DBS Check Payment' option and follow the instructions

  • Paying by cheque

    Cheques can be paid in to the cash office in person or be sent in to the cash office by post. Cheques should be made payable to Brunel University. Please be sure to enclose a cover letter with your name, course and student number (this is your 7 digit student ID which can be found on any correspondence from Brunel University), not your UCAS/UTT ID along with the cheque.

  • Paying by cash

    Cash payments can only be accepted in person at the cash office.

  • Paying by credit/debit card

    Credit/Debit card payments can be accepted in person at the cash office. You can also pay by phone by calling the Cash Office on 01895 265264, between the hours of 9.15am to 1pm and 2.15pm to 4.15pm (Telephone payments only). You will need to quote your Brunel University student number. Please do not send any credit/debit card details in the post.

Once payment has been complete you will be given a receipt, if you have paid over the phone this receipt will be sent to you in the post, which we will need to see at the ID checking session. Please keep this receipt in a safe place as without confirmation of payment we will not be able to complete your DBS check fully and this may delay your registration.

The Cash Office is located on the ground floor of the Bannerman Centre and their opening hours for visitors are Monday to Friday from 9.15am to 1pm. The Cash Office does not open for visitors in the afternoon or at weekends.

Tel: 01895 265264

Postal address: Cash Office, Bannerman Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office on 01895 265265 or by email at

As a part of your DBS application we will need to confirm your identity.

You need to provide original documentation (photocopies are not accepted) to the Admissions Office at one of our drop in sessions:

  • If you are a Social Work applicant, this will normally take place at your induction session in June / July.
  • For all others courses you will be required to bring this ID with you to your interview.

What documents do you need to provide?

You must provide 3 documents:

1 document from Group 1 and 2 further documents from Group 1, 2a or 2b, one of which must confirm your current address.

Document Group 1 Primary Trusted Identity Documents

  • A current valid passport (any nationality)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
  • A current UK (full or provisional) photo card driving licence
  • An original British Birth Certificate (UK) - issued within 12 months of the date of birth
  • Adoption Certificate (UK)

Document Group 2A Trusted Government/State issued documents

  • Birth certificate (UK) issued more than 12 months after birth
  • Marriage / Civil partnership certificate (UK)
  • A current old style paper version driving licence (UK)
  • A current EU photocard driving licence that was issued outside of the UK, with or without a counterpart (counterpart does not need to be provided)
  • Firearms licence (UK)
  • HM Forces ID card (UK)

Document Group 2B Financial/Social History documents

The following documents must be less than 3 months old:

  • Credit Card Statement (UK)
  • Bank / Building Society Statement (UK)
  • Utility Bill / Statement: electricity / gas / water / telephone (NOT mobile telephone)
  • Benefits Statement e.g. Child Allowance, pension
  • A document from Central / Local Government / Government Agency / Local Authority giving entitlement (UK and Channel Islands) e.g. from the Department of Work & Pensions, the Employment Service, Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security. This includes National Insurance Number issue letter.
  • Bank / Building Society Account Opening Confirmation Letter (UK)

The following documents must have been issued within the past 12 months:

  • Mortgage Statement (UK)
  • Financial Statement e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
  • P45 / P60 statement (UK)
  • Council Tax Statement (UK)
  • Work Permit / VISA (UK), (UK Residence Permit)

The following documents must still be valid:

  • EU National ID card
  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK)

If you are unable to provide sufficient documentation from the list, please contact the Admissions Office on 01895 265265.