'Do I need to get an enhanced DBS check for private tuition on MyTutor?'
You do not need an enhanced DBS check in order to tutor privately on MyTutor. However, parents do give strong preference to those who have a DBS, so it will be to your advantage during your application. If you don't already have a DBS, MyTutor can help you get one.
'Do I need to get an enhanced DBS check to take part in the Schools Programme?'
On the Schools Programme you will be working with children under the age of 18 during school hours. It is therefore a legal requirement for all tutors to be in possession of a valid, enhanced DBS check, that is less than 4 years old, and details Children's Barred List Information.
If you don’t have a valid DBS check, we can register an application for you with our partner, Verifile. However, we wouldn’t want you to invest in a check and miss out on work so we mostly pass on applications during our busy periods, this is generally during term-time but this can vary from year-to-year - so if you don’t see the option to register, that’s normal, give it a few weeks and check back or get in touch for more details. The check costs £44, and we will front this payment for you. You'll then pay it back in £4 instalments every time you complete a lesson. Once registered, Verifile checks usually come back within five working days. Please head to https://www.mytutor.co.uk/tutors/secure/ta-options.html to get started.
If you already have a DBS, please ensure that it meets our criteria and upload a clear picture/ scan of the front side to your profile via the 'Id & payment' section on the 'Edit profile' page. If you have trouble uploading it, please forward it to email@example.com.