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Additional Information for UL Student Vetting Process - Coop


In accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 and UL’s Student Vetting Policy, there is a statutory requirement for all students on programmes that include a placement involving work with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted. 
As a student offered a COOP placement involving children or vulnerable adults, you should now:

  • Download and complete the Vetting Invitation (NVB 1) in accordance with the Guidelines for completing Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1).
  • Download and complete the UL Photographic Identity Certification Form (2) and get the form certified by showing your Passport, Driving License (credit card size only) or National Identity Card and your UL Student ID Card to one of the following: An Garda Siochana/a solicitor/a secondary school headmaster/UL Department administrator.
  • If you have lived outside of Ireland for a period of more than 6 months since reaching 16 years of age, you will also need to provide an International Police Clearance Certificate from each Country you have lived in. Please apply for this as soon as possible as it can be a lengthy process.
  • If you are under 18 years of age – you should download a National Vetting Bureau Parent/Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3) which should be completed by your Parent/Guardian.

Please keep a copy for yourself, and submit the original completed documents to: Student Vetting, P2-04,  Plassey House, University of Limerick, Limerick.


UL will then process your Vetting Invitation through the National Vetting Bureau who will send you an email link to complete the full Vetting Application Form online. Full details of any convictions or criminal prosecutions (past or pending) must be included. It is imperative that no false information is furnished.  Failure to do so may result in you not being allowed to undertake your practice placement. This online application should be completed immediately.

Where issues arise around clearance, you will be contacted by either the National Vetting Bureau or the UL Liaison Person.

When you have been vetted, your Course Director will be informed.

Please note that you cannot commence your placement until you have complied with the UL Student Vetting requirements and been vetted.

Further details on UL’s student vetting process can be found at


Please ensure that you submit the following documents as prescribed on the form                                                                                              

  • Vetting Invitation Form (NVB 1)                                                                                                
  • Parent/Guardian Consent Form (NVB 3) – ONLY if you are under 18
    years of age
  • Police Clearance Certificate – ONLY if you have lived in another country for more than six months since over 16 years of age             


Your Identity must be verified in order for your form to be processed by the National Vetting Bureau, therefore you MUST supply the following:

  • A UL Photographic  ID Certification Form (2) which should include a copy of either your Passport, Full Driving License (credit card size only) or

National ID Card AND a copy of your UL Student ID card, both of which must be certified as prescribed on the form