for the academic year 2020/21 are now open. Please download, complete and return the application form and overseas declaration form to
us before Thursday 9 January 2020, 12 noon.
Please also take the time to read the person specification prior to considering or preparing
your application. It outlines the minimum essential requirements assessed in
the application, during the recruitment day and pre-placement checks to confirm
eligibility to join either course.
We aim to inform you of the outcome of your initial application by Thursday 23
Interviews will take place in February 2020 (dates to be confirmed), and we aim
to inform you of the interview outcomes within 15 days of your interview.
For any other queries relating to this course or our recruitment cycle please contact the Professional Development Unit:
Professional Development Unit
4th floor, Rolle building
University of Plymouth
Telephone: +44 1752 586951
Information for students who have previously resided outside the UK as an adult (i.e. from age 18 or above)
Alongside the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks which are undertaken for all applicants, any periods of previous residence abroad, of twelve months or more as an adult, need to be covered by a 'certificate of good character' (or similar) from the country concerned. Residence aboard includes but is not limited to, travelling, studying, working and postings with armed forces*.
If, since the age 18, you have resided outside the UK for more than twelve months (either continuously or in total) it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant certificate(s). The University cannot apply for these certificates on your behalf or pay for the costs involved. This process can take some time and you are strongly advised to apply at the earliest opportunity. Students who have previously resided abroad will be unable to start student placements without this certificate.
For information about applying for such certificates, please consult the DBS website: overseas police check section.
*If your period of residence abroad took place whilst serving in the military, you will not be required to supply a CoGC if you are able to provide a copy of your Certificate of Service Discharge Form, which includes a Citation of Exemplary Service.