Clearing 2016 Interview Information

BA (Hons) in Applied Social Work

I am delighted that you have an invitation to interview for BA (Hons) Applied Social Work at the University of Derby.

Please read all of the information contained in this invite carefully. 

The interview will take place at the Britannia Mill campus in Derby.

The address is:

University of Derby

Britannia Mill


DE22 3BL

On arrival, please go to Main Reception where you will be met by a course representative. 

The selection process will last approximately a day and you can expect:

  • Identification and documentation check
  • A presentation by academic staff
  • An interview
  • A written test based on yor research of a subject.  Please see attached a document for more detailed information about what to do to prepare for your interview: Social Work Interview Question

Please note:

If you are bringing someone with you please note that they will not be able to stay with you during the selection process.

What to bring with you on the day:

The ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:

  • Identification Documents
  • Photographic Identification (driving licence or passport)
  • Educational certificates
  • Marriage certificate/Deed poll (if applicable)
  • Documentation showing proof of residency in the UK (if applicable – please see note at the end of this letter)
  • Your UCAS ID Number
  • Complete one copy of the Criminal Record Declaration:
  • Complete one copy of the Supplementary Information Form

Qualifications evidence to bring:

  • Evidence of a total of 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at grade C or above – this must include English and Maths
  • If you are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma we need to see evidence of level 2 English and Maths only
  • Evidence of your level 3 Qualifications such as AS Levels, A-Levels, BTEC (certificate and transcript) etc if you have already completed these
  • If applicable evidence of your Degree and/or Master qualification – certificate and transcript
  • If you have completed an Access to Higher Education Diploma we need to see your certificate and transcript

Please also note if you are made an offer of a place this will be subject to the below:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance

The course you will be studying requires you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to the start of your induction and enrolment in order for you to undertake any compulsory placement requirement.  To complete this requirement you will also be subject to University clearance procedures where your DBS will be assessed and your ability to go on placement will be confirmed.  In the event that University clearance is not achieved and/or in not achieved in advance of the course start, you will be unable to join the course.  Note: If you choose the University of Derby as your “Firm” choice you will be contacted by the Admissions Team with details of how to commence the process for your Enhanced DBS Clearance using our online system.

If you have lived outside of the UK for more than 6 months in the last 5 years

Whilst the DBS check your criminal record in the UK, they cannot currently assess criminal records held overseas.  Consequently if you have lived out of the UK for more than 6 months in the past 5 years you need to obtain a criminal record check from the country(ies) where you lived during that period.  This is known as a Certificate of Good Conduct. You will also need to apply for DBS clearance in addition to the Certificate of Good Conduct.  The DBS application and the non UK check can be processed simultaneously.  For further guidance about applying for a Certificate of Good Conduct click here.

Health Questionnaire

It's a requirement of this course for you to have a satisfactory health check. You will need to complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire prior to starting your course. The questionnaire will be emailed to you separately.