DBS Check Service

We continue to promote our view that all tutors tutoring children should have passed a DBS check and we are happy to assist our members to get and maintain their DBS clearance.  Our recommendation is that members would apply / have an Enhanced certificate if they work with children and / or vulnerable adults.  

We provide access to the DBS Check Service through Capita, who work with some of the country's leading employers and governing bodies for the provision of pre-employment and criminal records checks. 

We offer unlimited DBS processing for tutors working with our corporate members; we only ask that the applicant provides the Corporate Member’s membership number.

Before you start an application, we recommend reviewing Capita's DBS Application Guidance  and the list of the acceptable ID documentetion available here.


Identity checks will need to be carried out through the service provided by the Post Office. Copies of your certified documentation has to be sent to TTA, preferably via email as this will speed up the process.

Please note the fee for this service is NOT included in the membership fee.

Costs are as follow:

  • DBS Standard Certificate  £26.00 
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate  £44.00 
  • Standard / Enhanced Certificate Administration Fee  £9.50 
  • DBS Adult First Fee £6.00 
  • DBS Adult First Admin Fee £2.00 
  • ID Checking Service Fee (Payable to The Post Office) £8.75