Prepare to start
At LSBU, placements start early in your course because we want you to have hands-on training from the beginning. These steps need to be completed within a three-month window before you start. To make sure that there are no delays for you starting your course, it's really important that you complete these steps between 1st July 2019 and 30th August 2019. We'll also send you a reminder closer to this time.
- Disclosing Barring Service (DBS)
- Document checks
- Occupational health (OH)
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
All students need to be DBS cleared (formerly known as CRB cleared) before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.
The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time to complete so it’s best to get started straight away.
Find out more: read our DBS FAQs (PDF File 386 KB).
Social work applicants
If you’re a Social Work applicant, you’ll need to pay £46 for your DBS. You can do this online. Once you complete the checkout and payment process you’ll be sent a confirmation of payment.
DBS Update Service
Follow these simple steps to get started.
1. Log in
Organisation reference: LSBUHSC
Organisation code: london2013
2. Complete your personal details and enter your ID document details. Visit the Government website for a list of documents you will need.
Your Disclosure Statement will be sent to your listed current address so please make sure it is correct.
3. Refer to the DBS Course Title list (PDF File 465 KB) for your specific course title.
Once you have completed the online part of your DBS process, you will need to bring your completed DSB form along with three accepted documents from this list to be verified at either our Southwark or Havering campus. Document checks can be completed for free at either campus, no appointment is necessary.
If you cannot get to either of our campuses, you can have your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a small fee.
Southwark: Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building Monday – Friday between 9am-11am or 1pm-4pm
Havering: come to reception at Havering Monday – Friday between 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm, 4-5pm
If you’re not able to come to campus, you can get your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a fee of £10.50. To do this, make photocopies of your three accepted ID documents and take your DBS form, copies and originals of your documents to the Post Office. The Post Office will stamp the form and photocopies and given them back to you. Email your post office receipt, stamped form and stamped documents to email@example.com.
Occupational Health (OH)
An exciting part of your placement is that you’ll be learning off-campus and working with patients. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.
Social work applicants do not need to complete this step.
The first part of your occupational health check is to complete the online questionnaire which our occupational health provider will review.
The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need. When attending your appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.
Most placements and some practical sessions in our skills laboratories will require you to wear a uniform. You will be measured for uniforms specific to your course as part of your Welcome Week activities after enrolment. In the meantime, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions (PDF File 308 KB) that you might find useful.
If you have any queries about DBS, OH or uniforms, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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