Before beginning tutoring, each volunteer needs to attend our tutor training and assessment. This will include an overview of The Access Project, important information on child protection, and an introduction to tutoring and our Tutor Resource Library. This is part of the assessment for suitability to tutor with us.
It is also a legal requirement that all of our tutors are DBS cleared by The Access Project, even if you hold DBS clearance already.
In order for The Access Project to process your application, we need to verify that you have sufficient Identification for DBS purposes.
Below are the ID requirements: 3 documents must be seen: 1 from group A plus any 2 from group A or B.
If you have a valid Passport and Driving License they must be shown, and at least one piece of identification must verify your current address.
Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at time of birth
Current UK Driving License (full or provisional) - photocard must be seen with paper counterpart
UK Biometric Residence Permit
Current UK Driving licence (old style paper version)
Current Non-UK Photo Driving Licence (valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)
Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - (issued after the time of birth by the General Register Office/relevant authority i.e. Registrars – Photocopies are not acceptable)
Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
HM Forces ID Card (UK)
Fire Arms Licence (UK and Channel Islands)
Mortgage Statement (UK or EEA)**
(Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)
Bank/Building Society Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)
Bank/Building Society Account Opening Confirmation Letter (UK)
Credit Card Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)
Financial Statement **
- e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
P45/P60 Statement** (UK & Channel Islands)
Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands) **
Work Permit/Visa (UK) (UK Residence Permit) **
Letter of Sponsorship from future employment provider (Non-UK/Non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)
Utility Bill (UK)*
– Not Mobile Telephone
- e.g. Child Allowance, Pension
Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)
EU National ID Card
A document from Central/Local Government/Government Agency/Local Authority giving entitlement (UK & Channel Islands)* - e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security
Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal (16/17 year olds in full time education – (only used in exceptional circumstances when all other documents have been exhausted)
If a document in the List of Valid Identity Documents is:
- · Denoted with * - it should be less than three months old.
- · Denoted with ** - it should be issued within the past 12 months.
- · Not denoted – it can be more than 12 months old.