Welcome to the Dorset Council Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) online learning modules. 

Who the course is for

This course is for individuals who need to request, manage and administer DBS checks in their service.

Senior and recruiting managers

You should complete the first module, DBS policy and procedure, to ensure you are aware of your responsibilities.

The assessment for the DBS policy and procedure module contains questions based on the YouTube video. Make sure you've reviewed all of the resources before attempting the assessment.

Business Unit (BU) administrators and ID verifiers

You should complete the first module, DBS policy and procedure, as well as the relevant additional modules, which will guide you through the Employment Check system and the offline processes for:

  • setting up DBS applications
  • filling in the application form on behalf an applicant
  • conducting ID verification

The assessments for the business unit administrator and the ID verifier modules contains questions based on the YouTube videos and the system guides. Make sure you've reviewed all of the resources before attempting the assessment for that module.

Before you start

You will need to make sure your organisation has been set up to use the Employment Check system. If you are unsure, you can speak to your usual contact in the HR payroll support team for your area:

If you work for Dorset Council or Tricuro

Email: hr_payrollsupport@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Full contact details

If you work in a school or are an external customer

Email: hrdbsteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Full contact details

If your organisation has not been set up to use the Employment Check system, complete and return the Business Unit configuration document.

System guides and resources

Training videos

Policy and procedure

After watching the video, complete the policy and procedure knowledge test.

Business unit administrator

After watching the video, complete the business unit administrator knowledge test.

ID verification

After watching the video, complete the ID verification knowledge test.

Next steps

Once you have completed the relevant training videos and knowledge tests:

  1. complete the evaluation form
  2. your certificate will be emailed to you
  3. send your certificate, along with the completed user acceptance statement to the relevant HR payroll support team
  4. you'll be sent your login details along with a link to the system so that you can complete the assessment

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