Health Professionals (UCAS applications)
Offer Guidance For Health Courses
Please ensure you read all the information below it is specifically for applicants holding an offer on a Health Degree.
Your Offer Conditions - these are detailed on UCAS Track
How do I meet my offer conditions? - we will contact you no sooner than four months prior to your course start date to commence your admission to this course. See Further Detailed Information below.
Action Required by Applicants
To accept your offer, go to UCAS Track
UCAS Track - Guidance on how and when to reply to your offer
What do I do next?
If you accept our offer we will contact you to begin admission checks and complete your offer conditions.
For BSc Child and Family Studies (top-up) applicants you need to reply to your offer by email to Health Admissions.
Further Detailed Information
NHS Funding (Not applicable to BA Working with Children and Families, BA Social Work, MA Social Work and BSc Child and Families top-up)
Criminal Record Background Check
Evidence of Qualifications
Health Care Experience/ Hospital Visit
(Not applicable to BA Working with Children and Families, BA Social Work, MA Social Work and BSc Child and Families top-up).
Please note your offer is subject to having an NHS funded place. Eligibility for NHS funding will be confirmed by the NHS Student Grants Unit once you have accepted your offer. We will notify the NHS that you have accepted your place, and the NHS Student Grants Unit will contact you normally four months prior to the start of your course with instructions on how to complete their application form.
For BSc Occupational Therapy and BSc Physiotherapy we are able to offer places to students who are not eligible for a NHS funded place. If you are not eligible for NHS funding you will be required to pay the overseas fees rate for the course.
Criminal Records Background Check
As your course gives substantial access to young people, it is a condition of your offer that you undergo an Enhanced CRB check (Disclosure) through us and that we receive a satisfactory outcome to this. If you accept a place with us as your firm choice we will need to know if you have any criminal record to declare. This will enable us to assess your suitability to train as a health professional.
If you are accepting our offer as your firm choice, please read the following:-
a) Applicants with any criminal record to declare
If you have any previous or pending convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings or bind-overs to declare (whether spent or unspent), please complete our Criminal Record Self Disclosure Form now and return by email to email@example.com
It is very important that you declare any offences, even if you believe them to be ‘spent’ (expired) or if the police have told you that they will be removed from your record (e.g. in 5 years’ time, or when you turn 18). This is unlikely to be the case in the context of a career in health/social care, because such areas are excluded from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and offences are therefore never considered spent. You will not prejudice your chances by being honest with us, but you may do so by concealing information which is later revealed on a CRB check.
Receiving this form as early as possible from you will assist us in dealing with your CRB clearance situation in a timely manner. Thank you.
Should you have any queries or concerns about this please email the CRB Team.
b) Applicants with no criminal record to declare – IMPORTANT
You do not need to submit a self-declaration form, but please note the following important information:
If you do not submit a self-declaration form prior to applying for your CRB check but your CRB Disclosure later reveals that you do have a criminal record, the University will treat this as a case of failing to declare relevant information: you will be subject to our CRB clearance procedures and will have to explain your failure to declare.
It is therefore far better that you tell us now if you are in any doubt about whether you have anything to declare: concealing information could be seen as worse than the offence itself and could jeopardise your place on the course.
Should you have any queries or concerns about this please email the CRB Team.
Applying for your CRB check
Please note that the self-declaration form is not your actual CRB application / CRB check but is just a part of our procedures: we will contact you approximately 4 months prior to course start with instructions for starting your CRB application.
Please note – CRB fee
There will be a fee for the CRB application, which you pay online at the time of submitting your CRB application. This will be in the region of £52 but is subject to increase for 2013 entry.
If you are on an NHS course (BSc/MSc Occupational Therapy, BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Diagnostic Radiography, BSc Nursing, BSc Midwifery) and you are a Home/EU student you must complete a CRB check but the cost will be covered by the NHS. If you are an overseas student on an NHS course you will be required to pay for the CRB check.
You will be asked to complete a medical clearance questionnaire which will ascertain your fitness to join the course. This is a confidential form which you must complete and return to the Occupational Health Department, Whinacre House, North Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 8NQ. This will be sent approximately four months prior to the start of your course, to complete and return to the Occupational Health Department. If further medical investigation is required, the Occupational Health Department will contact you directly. Any costs incurred must be met by you.
Evidence of GCSE/Level 3 qualifications
We will need to see evidence of your qualifications listed on your applicant form. Evidence of your qualifications must be provided by 31 August 2013 (we will contact you to arrange this). You will be asked to provide photocopies or scanned copies of your certificates OR final transcript showing result of qualification OR original letter from school or college confirming the qualification awarded to you.
Failure to produce qualifications which meet entry requirements before registration will mean that you will not be permitted to register and you will forfeit your place on the course.
If you have lost your certificates you must take steps to obtain replacements without delay (as these can take several months to arrive). Here are links to the most common examination boards websites from whom you can order replacements.
A Level / BTEC results
If you are currently studying your A-levels or BTEC qualification you do not need to provide these results as we will automatically receive this information from UCAS. If your results are less than the required grade detailed in our offer to you then you must contact the relevant admissions office immediately to discuss your options.
If your offer includes passing GCSEs you will need to provide confirmation on your results in August as we cannot obtain this information from UCAS.
We would remind you that ALL health students must hold passes at grade C GCSE or equivalent in a range of subjects as outlined below:
BSc Diagnostic Radiography – English Language, Mathematics, Science
BSc Physiotherapy – English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Combined Science
BSc Occupational Therapy – English Language
BA Social Work – English Language, Mathematics
BA Working with Children and Families - English Language
BA and MA Social Work - English Language, mathematics (key skills level 2 numeracy will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE mathematics for social work courses only).
Health Care Experience/Hospital Visit
If your offer includes the above, you must do this experience/visit no later than 31 July 2013. Please complete the relevant report/visit form and return to the Health Admissions office. We will be looking for a satisfactory outcome in order to confirm your place.
Your admissions contact: Health Admissions
If you have any concerns about your offer conditions as indicated above please contact us for help: health admissions
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