Criminal Convictions

Cardiff Met understands that accessing education after being convicted of a criminal offence can be an important part of gaining the skills, knowledge and qualifications to move on with life and employment. Having a criminal conviction does not bar an applicant automatically from enrolling on a course at Cardiff Met, but may restrict entry for certain programmes which could bring an applicant into contact with children or vulnerable adults, dependant on the conviction. For these programmes where a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, this is stipulated on the entry requirements section of course pages on Cardiff Met’s website, as well as on UCAS for undergraduate courses. Offer conditions will also state where a DBS check is required.

Applicants (apart from those international applicants requiring a Visa) are not asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the application process, but are asked to inform us if you are bound by restrictions or have probation requirements to fulfil. This ensures the University can provide appropriate support and assistance. Further information on criminal convictions can be accessed from the following link and from the policies section.​​