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    I am currently applying for my PVG as I want to study secondary teaching at university in scotland. Just over 5 years ago I was 18 and got into trouble as I stupidly got into a fight. I admitted to a punch when questioned by police to which they arrested me straight away. I was young and stupid, didn't even request a lawyer. I was held for an hour in a cell then sent home. After a couple days it was meant to be taken to court although the procurator fiscal dropped it before it could reach that point so the charges were completely dropped. No caution was given. The police seemed very compassionate at the time and said if it was dropped then it would not be kept on file for more than 24 hours or so. I completely regret what happened and i am wondering if this will affect my application to the PVG scheme?
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    (Original post by Trfwpevd)
    I am currently applying for my PVG as I want to study secondary teaching at university in scotland. Just over 5 years ago I was 18 and got into trouble as I stupidly got into a fight. I admitted to a punch when questioned by police to which they arrested me straight away. I was young and stupid, didn't even request a lawyer. I was held for an hour in a cell then sent home. After a couple days it was meant to be taken to court although the procurator fiscal dropped it before it could reach that point so the charges were completely dropped. No caution was given. The police seemed very compassionate at the time and said if it was dropped then it would not be kept on file for more than 24 hours or so. I completely regret what happened and i am wondering if this will affect my application to the PVG scheme?
    Probably not if it was not kept on file.
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    (Original post by Trfwpevd)
    I am currently applying for my PVG as I want to study secondary teaching at university in scotland. Just over 5 years ago I was 18 and got into trouble as I stupidly got into a fight. I admitted to a punch when questioned by police to which they arrested me straight away. I was young and stupid, didn't even request a lawyer. I was held for an hour in a cell then sent home. After a couple days it was meant to be taken to court although the procurator fiscal dropped it before it could reach that point so the charges were completely dropped. No caution was given. The police seemed very compassionate at the time and said if it was dropped then it would not be kept on file for more than 24 hours or so. I completely regret what happened and i am wondering if this will affect my application to the PVG scheme?
    Cautions are different in Scotland, but you didnt get one anyway.
    the case was dropped, so you have no conviction and nothing to worry about. You will not be affected based on what you have said.
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    Cautions are different in Scotland, but you didnt get one anyway.
    the case was dropped, so you have no conviction and nothing to worry about. You will not be affected based on what you have said.
    hopefully. It's just a PVG is an enhanced check and i know it would be alright from looking at the GTC (teaching council) website but im not sure if it's through them or the uni and if it's the same procedure and whatnot
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