Private Tutors


Tutors applying for a CRB Check for themselves can access the Basic Check only, this will search for any unspent convictions on your criminal record. 

Apply for this Basic Disclosure online today with just a simple process and enable parents, schools and colleges to make an informed decision during the recruiting process.

Tutors within an organisation qualify for a Standard DBS Check. This level of check reveals information from the individual’s criminal record such as:

  • Cautions
  • Warnings
  • Reprimands
  • Spent and unspent convictions

What about Self-Employed Tutors?
Self-Employed Tutors cannot access a higher level of DBS Check on themselves as these must be requested for by an employer. If a tutor has been requested to get a Standard or Enhanced DBS check, the school/college they are working for must apply for the check on the tutor’s behalf.

Do private tutors need DBS checks?

DBS checks — previously known as CRB checks — can be carried out for tutors.  

Self-employed tutors who act as a sole trader can obtain a Basic DBS Check on themselves to present to their customers.

It is possible for employers to conduct Standard or Enhanced DBS Checks on Tutors as personal tutors often spend a lot of time with young pupils.

Who can request a DBS check?

If you’re an employer of private tutors in an organisational capacity, you can request any level of DBS check on any of your staff (depending on eligibility). Ensuring all of your employees have up-to-date DBS certificates is a great way to reassure parents and guardians that your organisation takes the correct precautions.

What type of DBS check do you recommend for private tutors?

We recommended that employers obtain Enhanced DBS checks, as private tutors often spend most of their time in close proximity with children.

An Enhanced check will search for cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions as well as the children’s barred list, helping you gain the information you need to identify whether or not an applicant is safe to work for your organisation.

How can I get DBS checks for the tutors I employ?

If you belong to an organisation that employs private tutors and would like to buy DBS checks, you can do so online with Personnel Checks.

Alternatively, you can learn more about DBS checks for private tutors by calling the Personnel Checks safeguarding team on 01254 355688.

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Basic DBS Check

£45.99

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Standard DBS Check

£55.99

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Enhanced DBS Check

£68.99

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