A month before enrolment you will receive an enrolment pack via post to the address stated on your UCAS application. If you move address at any point once you have received an offer from BGU, we encourage you to update this via UCAS track as soon as possible.
Your enrolment pack will contain:
- A letter providing information about your enrolment
- Your enrolment pass including allocated date and time slot
- A ‘Student Access Needs’ form
- A summary of your outstanding conditions that need to be met before you can enrol onto your chosen course
Your specific enrolment date and time slot are allocated to you to coincide with either your taught sessions, your induction sessions or to give you the opportunity to meet other people studying your course.
Completing Your Pre-Enrolment Form
Before you come and enrol, it is essential that you complete your pre-enrolment form. We will be sending you a username, a password and a link to the form in a separate email, so please look out for this. The pre-enrolment form is used to collect and confirm the information we need from you in order to enrol onto your course. Some of the information has been taken from your application, so please double-check this information to ensure that it is still correct. You will also be able to upload the photo which you would like to be on your student ID card. Photos should be facing forward, clear, show your head and shoulders, and have a light-coloured background. All photos uploaded will be reviewed for suitability before being approved.
We would recommend completing your pre-enrolment form on a desktop or laptop rather than on a mobile phone or tablet.
The pre-enrolment form MUST be completed at least 48 hours before your designated enrolment slot. This is to ensure that you can collect your student ID card when you come to enrol.
To help you complete the form, we have created a Pre-Enrolment Handbook which should address any questions you have.
If you cannot attend your allocated enrolment slot, then please contact the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 01522 583648.
Meeting your course conditions
Congratulations on choosing BGU as your firm choice University, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to BGU and for you to start studying with us in September!
Now that you have made us your firm choice, there are a few things that we need you to complete in order to meet the conditions of your offer with us.
If you attended an interview day here at BGU, we will have already spoken to you about these things in our ‘What Happens Next?’ talk, so we hope that none of this information is unexpected. We know that interviews days can be nerve-wracking, so we thought it would be helpful to collate this information for you, so you know what to do next!
Undergraduate Courses (Excluding Teacher Training)
Enhanced DBS Check (formally CRB)
The following courses require a DBS check as part of your offer:
Early Childhood Studies
Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Health and Social Care
Please see our DBS webpage to find instructions on how to complete your DBS check.
If your course is not listed above, you are not required to complete a DBS check. We will however need to see a form of official photographic ID before you come to enrol (passport or driving licence).
Teacher Training Courses
QTS Professional Skills Tests (Literacy & Numeracy)
Everyone who wants to train to teach is required to complete the QTS Professional Skills in literacy and numeracy before they can enrol on to a QTS course. The QTS Professional Skills Tests are a government requirement and you have unlimited attempts to complete these tests (your first three attempts are free).
You must book these tests online through the Department for Education website. We advise offer holders to have at least one attempt of these tests within 2 months of receiving their offer from BGU.
One you have successfully passed the tests they are valid for three years.
DBS and Health and Physical Capacity to Teach Questionnaire
You will also need to complete a DBS check and Health and Physical Capacity to Teach questionnaire before you can enrol onto a course recommending QTS. Please see our DBS and Health and Physical Capacity to Teach section below for instructions on how to complete these requirements.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses
If you have been given a SKE course as part of your conditional offer, we will need evidence of successful completion of this course before enrolment. If your SKE course runs alongside the start of the PGCE course, your condition will be recorded as provisional until you have successful finished the programme.
Courses Requiring GCSE Qualifications
GCSEs and Equivalency
If you do not have a GCSE in English, Maths or Science at a grade C or above (new grading system: grade 4 or above), and require this for your course, more information about GCSE equivalency testing can be found below.
For Primary Education with QTS (3 year undergraduate), Primary Teaching Studies with QTS (15 month Progression Route) and PGCE Primary and Secondary:
- You must have achieved GCSE Grade C (grade 4 on the new grading system) or above in English Language and Mathematics.
- You must have also achieved GCSE Grade C (grade 4 on the new grading system) or above in Science, if you wish to train to teach the Primary age range.
- You must have achieved GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
- We need to see evidence that you have achieved your GCSEs before enrolment. You can send a scanned copy of your original certificates to email@example.com
For TESOL and Linguistics:
- You must have achieved a GCSE Grade C or above in English Language.
It is preferable to have these qualifications before applying, however, consideration will be given to those which are achieved prior to enrolment. It is your responsibility to have these qualifications in place before you can enrol onto the course.
We do consider equivalent qualifications at BGU, and below is a list of the equivalent qualifications that meet the entry requirements for our courses.
If your qualifications are not listed in the above documents, we will consider equivalency tests taken with the following providers:
We hope you find all of this information useful, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 01522 583648.
DBS checks and Health and Physical Capacity to Teach
As you will be in placement in school throughout your course, you are required to obtain an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. The following undergraduate courses require a DBS check as a condition of your enrolment at BGU:
- Education Studies
- Early Childhood Studies
- Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
- Health and Social Care
- Primary Education with QTS
You will need to complete a DBS check if any of your joint degree subjects are listed above (for example, Education Studies and English).
The following postgraduate courses require a DBS check as a condition of your enrolment at BGU:
- PGCE Primary
- PGCE Secondary
- School Direct Salaried & Non-Salaried Courses
To complete this check, we use an external provider, GBG Online Disclosures. You will be required to complete an online form, and take your chosen documents to a Post Office to be verified (a list of selected Post Offices are available via GBG’s website). The cost of this check is £57.20. Where DBS checks are returned as ‘clear’ we do not need to see a copy of your physical DBS certificate as we can access this information online.
When you accepted your offer, you will receive an email from Admissions containing information on how to complete your DBS check through GBG Online Disclosures. This email will also contain a PIN and Secret Word that you will need to register on the GBG website. Please be mindful that we can only accept DBS checks completed through GBG Online Disclosures and we will not accept a check from another provider. If you cannot find the email, please contact the Admission Team at email@example.com or call us on 01522 583648.
If you already have an enhanced DBS check and are part of the update service (you will pay a £13 subscription fee for this), we can potentially use this DBS to meet the course requirements. If you believe that you are part of the update service, please click here to download the ‘DBS Update Authorisation Form’. Once completed, please return this to the Admissions Team along with your original DBS certificate and an original form of photo ID by post or in person by bringing this into the Applicant Centre. This is so that we can make sure your DBS certificate is for the correct workforce for your course.
If your permanent address is not in the UK or you have lived in the UK for less than 5 years you must also provide a Police Report of Good Conduct or Good Code of Conduct Certificate from your Home country.
Applicants for School Direct courses:
If you are a School Direct student and your school are providing a DBS check for you, please click here to download the School Direct DBS form and once completed, return to Admissions.’
Health and Physical Capacity to Teach
For teacher training courses the Department for Education requires a health form that states that you have the ‘Health and Physical Capacity to Teach’ so that we can send you into school on placement. To provide the data that BGU will need to assess your health and physical capacity to teach, you will need to complete an online questionnaire, which the Admissions Team will send to you via email once you selected BGU as your firm choice.
If you cannot find the email, please contact the Admission Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01522 583648.
Please be aware that, if further information following completion of the form is required, then BGU’s partner, Lincoln Hospital, will contact you to request this additional information. If no further information is required, then Lincoln Hospital will make an overall assessment on your health and physical capacity to teach.
If you have any questions please contact our Admissions team on 01522 583648 or email email@example.com.