The Institute provides a number of programmes where students are required to do a placement as a mandatory part of the programme. To ensure the protection of the public and to justify public trust and confidence, the Institute is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake work placements which involve contact with children or vulnerable adults. To ensure that only suitable students are sent on work placement, the Institute requires students registering on these programmes to complete a National Vetting Bureau application form (NVB 2). Institute of Technology Tralee is registered with the National Vetting Bureau for the provision of Garda Vetting services.
Satisfactory Garda Vetting is a mandatory part of registration for these programmes. Failure to obtain satisfactory Garda Vetting will result in deregistration. Any offence and/or convictions arising after the student has been registered must be disclosed to the Institute immediately. The Institute reserves right to review the registration status of a student in light of additional information received subsequent to registration. Additional courses may be included each year at the discretion of the Institute and the nature of the work placement.
Details on the Garda Vetting process and the relevant forms are circulated to students prior to first year enrolment and all students must sign a Statutory Declaration Form stating that their registration on the programme is provisional pending clearance of the Garda Vetting process.
The Institute of Technology Tralee require students on the following designated programmes (the list is subject to review) to be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau of An Garda Síochána:
Level 6/Level 7 Programmes:
TL721 Bachelor of Arts in Adventure Tourism Management and add on years
TL771 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure and add on years
TL772 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage and add on years
TL780 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education and add on years
TL781 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care and add on years
TL782 Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Work Practice and add on years
Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Learning
Level 8 Programmes:
TL821 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Adventure Tourism Management
TL871 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure
TL872 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure with Massage
TL880 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education
TL881 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social (New in 2017)
Master of Science in Educational Technologies
Master of Arts in Social Studies (Advanced Professional Practice)
Master of Science in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership
The HSE will be responsible for the vetting of all students registered on the following programmes:
TL890/892 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in General Nursing
TL891/893 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing
The HSE Garda Vetting Policies and Procedures will apply in relation to students registered on these programmes. A member of the HSE will meet with students during orientation week for collection of Garda Vetting.
The recommendation from the HSE in relation to the suitability or otherwise of a student to be admitted to a work/clinical placement will be endorsed by the Institute without further review.
Admissions Office Garda Vetting Section Institute of Technology Tralee North Campus Dromtacker Tralee Co Kerry V92 HD4V
If you have resided outside the Republic of Ireland for a period of six consecutive months or longer when aged 16 and over, an Overseas Police Clearance must be applied for. It is mandatory for you to furnish the Admissions Officer at the Institute of Technology, Tralee with a Police Clearance Certificate in respect of every country where you have resided, stating that you have no convictions recorded against you while residing there, or listing any convictions recorded against you.
Failure to provide the required information will prohibit you from undertaking your work placement, and ultimately may result in the Institute deregistering you from the programme.
The following websites may be of assistance to you in this regard: