Update Service

The DBS Update Service allows applicants to keep their DBS check up to date to show to new employers or organisations. We have provided answers to some frequently asked questions below:

If I am subscribed to the Update Service do I have to apply for a new DBS check with Edge Hill?

If you are subscribed to the Update Service, you should not need to apply for a new check provided that the previous check was Enhanced, and the checking of appropriate barred lists matches the requirements of the course for which you have applied for.

What do I need to do if I am subscribed to the Update Service?

We need to run the check on the DBS website to ensure that the previous check is still valid. In order to do this we need to see your original DBS certificate from the check that was carried out that allowed you to subscribe to the Update Service. You can either bring your DBS certificate to the Admissions Office in person, or post it to the Admissions Office with a cover letter to explain that you would like us to check your Update Service status (please include your Student Number or UCAS Personal ID number if you have it, and the course you have applied for).

I am not currently subscribed to the Update Service but I have recently received a DBS check from another organisation. Do I still need to apply for a new one with Edge Hill?

Yes. If you are not subscribed to the Update Service, we cannot accept your previous check irrespective of how recent it is. However, if your previous check was complete less than 30 days ago, you should still have the option to subscribe to the Update Service which could allow your previous check to become transferable. Click here to subscribe to the Update Service.

Do I have to subscribe to the Update Service when my Edge Hill DBS check is complete?

We do not currently require our applicants to subscribe to the Update Service after obtaining the DBS check for Edge Hill, but we encourage you to do so. If you are planning to obtain employment, either during or after your studies, which involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults you would find this service very useful as it may save you money in the future.

If you do decide to subscribe to the Update Service you need to wait until the check is complete and you receive your DBS certificate. You can then subscribe to the Update Service here.

Who can I speak to about the Update Service?

If you have any further questions about the Update Service, please speak to a member of the Admissions Team on 01695 650950 or email DBSAdmin@edgehill.ac.uk

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