Criminal Conviction & Restriction Information

​Cardiff Met values diversity and encourages a wider student population by welcoming applications from all those interested in higher education, from all backgrounds, with a potential and determination to succeed. 

Different procedures concerning the disclosure of information relating to criminal convictions are in place, depending on the programme being applied for. Having a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to study on our programmes and we welcome any enquiries. If you wish to speak to someone in confidence prior to, or during your application process, please contact Admissions on 02920 416014. 

Programmes which require a DBS Check

Applicants who apply through UCAS or direct to the institution for courses that bring them into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults are asked, to indicate if they have a relevant spent or unspent conviction that would appear on an enhanced criminal records check. 

The process of establishing the existence of a criminal convictions is accomplished by the DBS procedure for courses that require a criminal records check.  Information in relation to whether a DBS check is a requirement of a course is listed under the entry requirements section of the course information on Cardiff Met's website.

During the enrolment process applicants and current students on courses that require a criminal records check, are asked to disclose any new or previously undisclosed relevant spent or unspent convictions that might impact their studies at the university. 

Programmes that do not require a DBS Check

Applicants and students undertaking courses which do not bring them into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults, are asked to inform the University if they are bound by restrictions or have probation requirements to fulfil following a conviction.  Applicants are asked for this information after they have been offered a place at the Institution and are asked to complete the Applicant Criminal Conviction(s) Declaration - Proforma

Applicants and current students on courses where a criminal records check is not required, are also asked to inform the University if they are bound by restrictions or have probation requirements to fulfil following a conviction.