See Quality Assurance Procedures A14.1 Procedure for vetting students for placement in environments with children or vulnerable adults – Garda Vetting Policy at http://www.ittralee.ie/en/InformationAbout/QualityAssurance/
Garda Vetting For Workplace
The University 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 University 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 University requires students registering on these programmes to complete a National Vetting Bureau application form (NVB 2). MTU Kerry Campus 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 University immediately. The University 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 University 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.
MTU Kerry Campus 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 & 7 Programmes:
MT682 Higher Certificate in Science Pharmacy Technician.
MT511 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure and add on years
MT512 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage and add on years
MT513 Bachelor of Science in Coaching and Sports Development and add on years
MT514 Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity and add on years
MT571 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education and add on years
MT574 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care and add on years
Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Learning – Direct Application
Level 8 Programmes:
MT940 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Event Management
MT911 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure
MT912 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure with Massage
MT913 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Coaching and Sports Development
MT914 Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity and add on years
MT971 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education
MT974 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care
MT925 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Counselling with Addiction
MT926 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in General Nursing
MT927 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing
Masters by Research and Taught Masters where there is a work placement element.
Please note the above list of programmes does not constitute a definitive list, as students from other programmes may be required from time-to–time to complete Garda Vetting, if they are participating in work placement in an environment where there may be vulnerable adults and children, or in the event that they are undertaking voluntary or paid work for the University.
Garda Vetting Section
MTU Kerry Campus
Tel: +353 066 714 5660
Overseas Police Clearance Certificate
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 MTU Kerry Campus 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.
It is strongly recommended that if Overseas Police Clearance is applicable to you, that you begin the process of applying for your Overseas Police Clearance as soon as possible as your Garda Vetting for MTU Kerry Campus will not be considered completed until such a time as we have received an Overseas Police Clearance Certificate, and also as application processing times will vary from country to country.
Failure to provide the required information will prohibit you from undertaking your work placement, and ultimately may result in the University deregistering you from the programme.
The following websites may be of assistance to you in this regard:
Applying for UK Overseas Clearance
It is possible to request a Registered Agency in the UK to process your Police Clearance. These Registered Agencies seek Candidate’s Police Clearance through the Criminal Records Bureau. The www.direct.gov.uk website will provide you with a list of registered agencies to contact in the UK who may process your request for UK clearance with the Criminal Records Bureau.
Alternatively, you may apply for your UK clearance directly from www.acro.police.uk
You may also find it helpful to contact the relevant embassies who may provide you with information on seeking Police Clearance.
On receipt of your Overseas Police Clearance Certificate, please forward the original to the Admissions Office. This will be copied and certified as being a true document. The original will then be returned to you.
In the meantime while you are waiting on your Overseas Police Clearance Certificate please forward proof of application i.e. certificate of postage or copy of acknowledgement e-mail from overseas vetting agency, to the Admissions Office.
Admissions Office, Garda Vetting Section,
MTU Kerry Campus, North Campus,
Co Kerry V92 HDV.
The onus is on you to follow up on your Overseas Police Clearance application and submit same to the Admissions Office.