How to prepare for your registration with Yorkshire Education
The registration appointment with Yorkshire Education is the process of getting you cleared for working in schools. It could take a couple of weeks to a month for the various checks to be completed so it’s a good idea to register ahead of the time you want to start work.
The process of chasing references, arranging a DBS and completing a safeguarding certificate are common items that slow down the clearance process which is why we want to provide the following advice to help speed this up so you can be cleared and ready to receive work as soon as possible.
We ask all our candidates to provide professional referees for the last two years of employment and suggest that you ask your referees ahead of the registration as it can prompt them to send it through quicker when it’s requested by us.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a record of a person's criminal convictions and cautions – carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Anyone who works with children is usually required to have one and it allows employers to make safer recruitment decisions.
For your check to be carried out and used by more than one employer or workplace, you need to have a DBS Certificate which is on the Update Service. You have 28 days to register with the DBS for the Update Service after the certificate issue date.
It is only when you have successfully registered with the update service that your DBS check is portable. The DBS Update Service lets you keep your DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate status at any time.
At Yorkshire Education, we require all our candidates to have a DBS certificate which is on the Update Service, and we email a link to you following your registration to start this process if you haven’t already got one.
Register your own DBS
To speed the process further, you could arrange for a DBS to be started so it is completed ahead of your registration with us. Make sure you check your emails from the DBS service carefully to find out how to put your DBS on the update service as there is limited time to do it.
Details about the DBS Update Service can be found here.
If you have been abroad for over six months you will need to provide evidence of overseas clearance from the country you were working at. This is separate to the DBS process.
This certificate shows that you understand your responsibilities with protecting children and vulnerable adults. It is common for educational providers to require all their staff to have one and update it regularly.
Make sure you keep a copy of the certificate once you have completed the training as we can use it as evidence. If you don’t have one, or if it is out of date, it’s not a problem as we can send you a link to complete online training.
There are other documents you need to bring to your registration appointment so make sure you read our registration email carefully, so you don’t forget to bring anything.
If you are interested in receiving regular opportunities for work, please contact us now as we would love to hear from you.