Do I need a DBS to work with Tutor House?


Yes. As you’ll be working with children and students, you’ll need a DBS. It’s not (yet!) a government requirement to have a DBS to work as a tutor, but it will be soon and you will want to be protected. Getting a DBS is a simple process, there is a fee to pay for a DBS check, but we usually get your DBS completed within 10 days.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps Tutor House to make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).  Learn more on the gov site.

What do I need to do to get a DBS completed?

When you come in for your interview, you’ll need to bring 3 forms of I.D with you. This can include a driving license, passport and a proof of address; a bank statement or utility bill. You can read more about the DBS process here.

How much is a DBS?

The DBS costs £62. You can get a DBS completed on .Gov for £44, but the wait time is up to 16 weeks! We usually take less than 10 days, so let us take care of it for you.

How long will the DBS last?

At Tutor House we only offer Enhanced DBS checks, which last 3 years, but you can add your DBS to the Update Service, from there it does not expire.

Will I need to have an interview?

Yep. We interview all tutors. While the interview is pretty informal, we will ask you a few questions about your experience, check your I.D and DBS and take a photo of you for your profile and for our records.

How long with the interview last?

Your interview will only last 15-30 minutes, depending on how chatty we are that day!

When can I come in for an Interview?

We’re really flexible, and we’re open weekdays from 8.30am – 6pm. Just let us know which day and time works for you and we’ll let you know if we’re free.