Because there are multiple roles within the education sector, spanning from pre-school all the way to open age learning, different DBS checks are required for each setting. This page will go over which check is suitable for each setting.

What Types of Settings Require DBS Checks for Education?

School-Based Roles

Enhanced DBS checks with Barred List are required for anyone working with children who take part in regulated activity, including teaching. This includes both paid staff and volunteers in schools. 

Full information about all roles which work in school can be found on the DBS checks for schools page.

University Based Roles

When working in a University, there are many roles such as a lecturer, IT Technician, or even a cleaner and will be around students of all ages. Those attending University in the UK are over 18, meaning they are not classed as a child, so the highest level of check which can be gained is a Basic DBS Check.

A more in-depth guide about DBS checks for Universities can be found on its page.

How Much Does a DBS Check in Education Cost?

Basic DBS Check = £23 (Government Fee) + £6.95 (Admin Fee*) 

Enhanced DBS Check with Adult Barred List Check = £40 (Government Fee) + £6.95 (Admin Fee*) 

Enhanced DBS Check with Adult Barred List Check = £40 (Government Fee) + £6.95 (Admin Fee*) 
Additional Adult First Check = £6 (Government Fee) + £4 (Admin Fee*)

*The admin fee can be reduced to as little as £3.97 for the DBS Check and £2.29 for the Adult First check.

How People Working in Education Can Benefit From Our Online DBS Check System

Built-in Tracking System

Our system incorporates a built-in tracking service and automatic email updates which allows you to keep track of the status of your application(s), showing you which stage it is at.

Complete The DBS Application Anywhere

From the classroom to the applicant's home, Aaron's Department DBS can be accessed wherever is the most convenient thanks to our online system. 

No Contracts or Hidden Fees

No nasty shocks when you sign up with us! No registration fees or minimum checks required - just use what you want, when you want.

Dedicated Customer Support

No matter your question, big or small, our experienced team will be happy to help! Simply give us a call, or drop an email, and we'll help you however we can.

Fast DBS Results

Whether you're a teacher, cleaner, or volunteer, you don't have to wait around for your DBS check! We process and send all DBS checks the same day (received before 4pm).

Affordable DBS Checks

Nobody should over-pay for their DBS checks, especially when they play such a crucial in safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Our admin fees start from as little as £3.97.

Begin Your Stress-Free Enhanced DBS Check with Aaron's Department Today!

Aaron's Department is a Registered DBS Umbrella Body. We will process your Enhanced DBS check requests the same day as receiving them, to ensure the fastest possible turn around.