Information for Applicants and Prospective students

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to UWTSD and are delighted to announce that preparations for the 21/22 academic year are well underway.
 - Whether ON-Campus or ON-Line, we’re ON-your side.

We’re a close-knit community of students, staff and academics and we’re known for being approachable and friendly. Voted 1st in the UK for our courses and lecturers, you’ll be in safe hands at UWTSD.

We understand that you may have questions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and how this may affect your studies in the future. Below, we have gathered some Frequently Asked Questions to help you prepare for University life.

If you’re still unsure or have any questions, please contact the Hwb on 0300 131 3030 or email and the team will be more than happy to talk through any concerns that you may have.

Need more?

Of course, we understand that this year has been more challenging than ever, and we are here to support you in taking the next steps.

If you would like to speak to someone then call our dedicated clearing hotline on 0333 016 4386.


I need to verify my documents for my DBS application. How can I do that if the University’s campuses are closed?

In response to advice from government and public health authorities to minimise the risk of potential spread of the virus, the University has reviewed the way we will verify your documents as part of the DBS application process.

Under normal circumstances, the Disclosure and Barring Service require that applicants must provide the original documents for verification prior to an application being submitted for processing.  Due to the current situation, they will now allow for document verification to be done electronically, either via email or through video communication with the verifier, but have stated that the originals must then be verified in person at the earliest opportunity.  This means that the University will be able to continue to verify your documents and submit your applications for processing but we will require all applicants and students to provide your original documents in person during the first week of term.  Failure to do this will render your DBS invalid and will prevent you from attending placements and could result in you needing to obtain a new certificate at an additional cost to you.

To verify your documents electronically, please email copies to  Please make sure you include your student number for reference.

During this time the University will be suspended the option to verify documents at the Post Office.  Payment for your DBS will still need to be made directly to GBG as part of the application process.

We look forward to receiving your documents electronically so that you can then proceed to submit your DBS application to GBG. Details of the required documentation are available to you on MyTSD. If you have any queries, please contact us on

When can I apply for student finance?

Applications for student finance are currently open and we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Student Finance Scotland

My Studies

When will I be able to take the Equivalency Tests for my GCSE's?

We hope to be able to offer equivalency workshops and test in the summer term. If you are eligible for the equivalency tests, colleagues will update you with information after Easter. 


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