A month before your enrolment you will receive information on what you need to do in order to complete the enrolment process. This information will be sent to you via email, and will include instructions and guidance on how to complete your enrolment form, as well as links to our enrolment and induction pages of our website, which will provide you with everything that you need to get you ready to join us in September!
As part of the enrolment process, you will also be allocated an enrolment slot. Your enrolment slot will be at a specific date and time and is allocated in line with any induction sessions that may be scheduled within your enrolment week. We strongly recommend that you attend your allocated enrolment slot at the time allocated to you to ensure that we are able to conduct your enrolment in the safest and most efficient way possible whilst adhering to any government guidelines around social distancing at that time.
Completing Your Enrolment Form
Before you come to see us on campus to formally enrol, it is essential that you complete your online 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 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 portrait, 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. Please see our guidance here to ensure that your photo is suitable!
- We would recommend completing your enrolment form on a desktop or laptop rather than on a mobile phone or tablet.
- The 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.
Meeting your course conditions
Now that you have made us your firm choice university, 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 online interview day at BGU, we will have already sent you further information about these things in our ‘What Happens Next?’ talk, so we hope that none of this information is unexpected.
Identification Checks and Right to Study
As part of your conditions of offer with BGU and to ensure that you are able to enrol onto your course in September, you will need to show evidence of your identity and immigration status so that the University can confirm your right to study in the UK. The documents you will need to evidence will depend on your immigration and fee status.
We will shortly be sending an email which contains a ‘Identity Check and Right to Study Guide’ which will provide you with information as to which identity documents and/or UK immigration documents we require.
Teacher Training Courses
DBS and Health and Physical Capacity to Teach Questionnaire
You will 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 successfully 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 4/C 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 (including School Direct programmes):
- You must have achieved GCSE grade 4/C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
- You must have also achieved GCSE grade 4/C or above in Science, if you wish to train to teach the Primary age range.
- You must have achieved GCSE grade 4/C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
For TESOL and Linguistics:
- You must have achieved a GCSE Grade C or above in English Language.
We need to see evidence that you have achieved your GCSEs before enrolment. You can send a scanned copy of your original certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do consider equivalent qualifications at BGU, and below is a list of the equivalent qualifications that meet the entry requirements can be found on our GCSE webpage here, alongside a list of our accepted equivalency providers.
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, Disability 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
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Training and Skills
To complete this check, we use an external provider, First Advantage (formally known as GBG Online Disclosures). You will be required to complete an online form and take your chosen documents to a Post Office to be verified (please check that your local Post Office offers a verification service before making any travel arrangements). The cost of this check is £53.20. 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 should have received an email from Admissions containing information on how to complete your DBS check through First Advantage. This email will also contain a PIN and Secret Word that you will need to register on the First Advantage website. Please be mindful that we can only accept DBS checks completed through First Advantage 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 via email to the Admissions Team along with a scanned copy of both sides of your original DBS certificate and a form of photo ID. 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.
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 County 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. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email once your health form has been processed. If you do not hear from either Admissions or Lincoln County Hospital, please assume that this condition is met.
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 email@example.com
If you have any questions please contact our Admissions team on 01522 583648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.