firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.

We are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St John’s Campus.

Advisers are available Monday to Friday.  For opening times please visit our homepage.

Telephone: 01905 542551

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

If  you are taking a module which requires you to have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check or need a replacement certificate for a course required DBS check, firstpoint can advise you on the application process. 

E-mail and we will check that you are eligible to apply for a check. 

If your record shows that a DBS check is appropriate we will send you a link to apply online. Included in the email will be further guidance on the process.

When your check has been completed, you will receive a paper DBS certificate in the post. You are required to bring your DBS certificate to firstpoint St. John’s Campus, so that the details can be added to your student record.

If you already have a DBS certificate, you may wish to ask your School and placement provider if they will accept it.

Further information on DBS and the requirements can be found on the Disclosure & Barring Service website.

You may also want to find out about the DBS Update Service