Disclosure of Criminal History

Disclosure of Criminal History

As part of the course application procedure a Safeguarding Assessment process is mandatory for all applicants that have disclosed previous and or pending convictions. The College would like to confirm that engagement in this process does not automatically restrict a student from securing a place within the College. Students that disclose a criminal history will be required to complete a Basic or an Enhanced Access NI check. This will depend on the nature of the course they have applied for. All students applying for a course that requires work placement in regulated activity will be required to complete an Enhanced Access NI check. The College is committed to processing Criminal Record Checks in accordance with the Access NI Code of Practise which is available on the Access NI website or alternatively a copy can be requested from Student Services at the College

It is important to note however that the conditions of a student’s offer are subject to the satisfactory checks and assessment having been complete in line with the NWRC Policy on the Disclosure of Criminal History available online www.nwrc.ac.uk/policies.

If previous convictions are not disclosed at the point of admission and the College learns or is notified retrospectively this may result in a student being required to leave the course. Depending on the course, there may be occasions whereby a current/previous conviction may preclude a student from engaging on a particular course. When this is apparent, the College shall discuss this with the student in full and alternative options and alternative courses of academic study will be provided via the College Career’s Academy.

All students going on work placement into regulated activity will be required to complete an Enhanced Access NI check. The college is committed to processing Criminal Record Checks in accordance with the Access NI Code of Practise which is available on the Access NI website or alternatively a copy can be requested from Student Services at the College.

For more information, please contact our Safeguarding Officer on 02871278709