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Signing Sessions

You should only attend a signing session once you have received a request from the University to apply for a DBS Disclosure, have completed the form online, paid for the check and received a confirmation email.

Whilst attending a signing session is necessary in order to complete your DBS certificate application, under the current situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic you should only attend a signing session if your circumstances allow.  Should you not be able to attend please contact us to make alternative arrangments.

You may register for whichever Signing Session is most convenient for you, do NOT attend unless you have booked an appointment.

Dates of DBS Signing Sessions

Registering for a session is quick and easy using Eventbrite, you can book and obtain a ticket on this link.

The following Dates for DBS Disclosure Signing Sessions have been announced:

Programme Date Time Venue

2022 Entry

Programmes commencing in September 2022 Book a SIGNING SESSION Pre-Booked Ticket Only Exton Park Site
University Centre Shrewsbury
University Centre Warrington

*A list of programmes that require DBS clearance may be found on the University's DBS webpage

Attendance at all student signing sessions must be pre-booked and is by ticket only.  Sessions will take place at each of the University's main sites University’s Exton Park Site, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ. 
University Centre Warrington and at University Centre Shrewsbury 

Please use the buttons below to book for the session that is most convenient for you.

Due to limited space available for queuing you are requested not to attend for the signing session before the start time above to avoid excessive waiting.

COVID-19 Precautions

We have limited the number of persons at each session to reduce the possibility of queues, it is imperative that you attend at the time that you have booked. Please ensure that you attend at the time and date that you have booked for.

In order to comply with COVID-19 physical distancing measures please ensure that you remember the following:

  • Only attend the session that you have selected and have a ticket for
  • Keep a safe distance apart from other persons
  • Bring and wear a face mask at all times during the session
  • Bring the same identity documents that you identified when you completed the form online (eg Passport, Driving Licence, Utility Bill, Birth Certificate)
  • Bring a pen
  • Remember to bring your shopfront receipt as proof of payment
  • Follow the directional arrows and other signs at the session
  • Entry to the signing session will be on a strict 'one in one out' basis

Directions to the Exton Park Site...
May be found on the Directions to Exton Park Site page along with a Site Map detailing location of University Buildings. 

Directions to University Centre Shrewsbury...
May be found on the Directions to Exton Park Site page along with a Site Map detailing location of University Buildings. 

You will need to bring the following items to a signing session:

  1. Ticket and evidence of fee

    You MUST bring your ticket for entry to the Session and your receipt showing payment for the check. 

  2. ID Documents

    You should bring along all of the identity documents that you have used on the online form. These must be official copies - not photocopies or print outs. Between these documents we must obtain evidence of your current full name, date of birth and current address. 

  3. Good Conduct Declaration Form 

    You should print and complete the Good Conduct Declaration Form at home. If necessary, you should also bring a list of any overseas addresses from the previous five years.

Other Checks
Applicants should note that they may also be required to complete other relevant checks to demonstrate suitability or fitness to practice including completion of an Occupational Health Assessment. The University may withdraw the offer of a place if you fail to provide satisfactory Occupational Health clearance.

The University is also required by the Department for Education's  Initial Teacher Education Criteria 1.3 to check that applicants for PGCE, BA QTS or other Initial Teacher Education programmes, are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State and are not Disqualified by Association under the Childcare Act 2006.  

Information for Existing Students
Existing students registering for WB5101 will find the dates, times and venue of the signing sessions on the module space in Portal.

Information for Staff
Applicants for positions of employment at the University should contact Human Resources to arrange a signing session.

The DBS Update Service and Tracking your DBS Application

Once you have completed a DBS application through the Univerity and attended a signing session you will receive an email advising you that the form has been dispatched to the DBS. This email will also give you your form reference number which you will need to subscribe to the DBS Update Service

You are strongly advised to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.  In order to do so you must subscribe within 19 days from the date of your DBS Certificate in order to complete the University safeguarding requirements. 

To be able to track the progress of your application you will also need your form reference number. You can track your DBS application online.

Complete your online DBS application form

Pay for your DBS check
Applicants for the Pre-registration Nursing, Pre-registration Midwifery,  MSc and BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, whilst liable for the fee, do NOT need to pay for the DBS check at this stage; the cost will be covered by the NHS. However, applicants will need to pay to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.


Failure to complete the DBS process may result in serious implications for your continued enrolment on the programme. This process MUST be completed before the commencement of your studies.