You are not required to have a background check to become a Tutor on our site.
Our aim is to help students make an informed choice, as opposed to making that choice for them, and we have lots of learners for whom a background check isn’t important. It is not, therefore, a requirement for tutors who use our site to provide a background check.
Many students prefer learning with a background checked tutor, especially parents of younger children, so we recommend trying to secure the ‘I have a background check’ badge on your profile.
To be awarded this, you must have shown us proof that you have an up-to-date enhanced background check or are on the update service, with no past cautions or charges.
Our terms and conditions (https://tutorful.co.uk/terms) set out what we accept when awarding the ‘Background Checked Status’:
“Background Checked Status” means a Tutor displaying the ‘I have a background check’ badge on their profile page on the Website. Background checks must have been awarded within 2 years of the date on which a Tutor creates an account on the Website, and within 3 years at any point in time thereafter. Within these time frames, background checks will be accepted if they are an enhanced check provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland or Access Northern Ireland. Tutorful cannot verify any claim made by Tutors within their profile or in any of other communication which relates to them having a valid background check other than through the awarding of the “Background Checked Status”.
You must not claim to have a background check on your profile without having been awarded the ‘Background Checked Status’.
Unfortunately, we cannot help tutors secure a background check.