In accordance with the College’s safeguarding requirements, all students/prospective students are asked to disclose unspent criminal convictions in order to study at Barnsley College.  This includes existing students that receive a criminal conviction whilst on a programme of study at College.

If the programme of study requires an Enhanced DBS, you are required to declare all convictions (including warnings, cautions, reprimands) which are ‘spent’ and ‘un-spent’ due to certain professions being exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Please note that declaring a criminal conviction does not automatically prevent anyone from becoming or continuing as a student at Barnsley College.

For existing students, you must declare immediately upon receiving your criminal conviction.

You will be asked to complete the ‘Confidential Details of Criminal Convictions’ form.  Your disclosed convictions will then be assessed in accordance with College procedures and you will be informed of the outcome of the assessment within 2 weeks of the Safeguarding Team receiving your completed form.

Download and complete the Confidential Details of Criminal Convictions form

Criminal Convictions Online Template

If you require any further information or support regarding declaration of criminal convictions please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01226 216 142 or email:

Last updated: 4th December 2018