DBS checks

If you do not hold a recent and valid enhanced DBS check, and are applying for a teaching internship with partner schools who tailor their courses towards Young Learners, you will need to apply for an Enhanced DBS check, through us.
We work with an umbrella company, Criminal Records Services, that offers paper or online DBS checking services. They are UKAS ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management accredited and UKAS ISO 27001 Information Security Management accredited.

Please pay the fee and check with us which documents you need to forward for the background check. The fees are £79 = £48 Enhanced DBS Check + £20 Handling fee of the umbrella body + £11 Handling fee of TEFL Trainer

Please pay the relevant fee (£79) to us here and send us the 3 required documents via email (contact@teflinternshipspain.com):


1 Document is required from this group

  • Current valid Passport
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
  • Current Driving Licence (UK, Isle of Man/Channel Islands) (full or provisional)
  • Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) – issued within 12 months of your date of birth. 

If you do not hold at least one of the identification documents listed below you should seek clarification from TEFL Trainer prior to starting your application as you may not be able to submit your application. Eligibily details downloadable Here.



2 Further Documents are required from Group I, IIa or IIb

Group IIa: Trusted government documents Document

  • Current driving licence – photo card (where a counterpart has been issued but no counterpart is presented)
  • Current driving licence – paper version
  • Birth certificate – issued after time of birth
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate
  • HM Forces ID card
  • Firearms licence

Group IIb:  Financial and social history documents Document

  • Mortgage statement
  • Bank or building society statement
  • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter
  • Credit card statement
  • Financial statement, e.g. pension or endowment
  • P45 or P60 statement
  • Council Tax statement
  • Work permit or visa
  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider
  • Utility bill
  • Benefit statement, e.g. Child Benefit, Pension
  • Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service,
  • HMRC
  • EU National ID card
  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo
  • Letter from head teacher or college principal

You can also download the list below:

ID Documents the applicant must provide: OPEN LIST HERE

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TEFL is a great introduction to teaching and allows you to meet new people every day. I’m sure it will help me in my teaching career. April 2018

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Tonie T. Madrid

The course consists of valuable information, so efficient for those who consider teaching English. As a non-native speaker now I feel more confident and well-prepared to conduct English lessons.  April 2018

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Natalia W. Madrid

I completed my TEFL training in January and I absolutely loved it. I would 100% recommend the training programme, definitely worthwhile.  April 2018

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Zoe DP, Valencia

This was a really interesting course to do, and was a perfect placement for my year abroad. The interview process was very organised and streamlined and my placement was confirmed in good speed. January 2016

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Llewelyn M, Barcelona

I have definitely improved my English teaching skills. I had a great time. The online course was very extensive. I would definitely recommend it! January 2017

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Laurynas S., Valencia

It is one of few programmes that give you direct experience teaching before your qualification is even complete, allowing you to learn theory and apply it whilst on the job. December 2016

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Wilhelmina A, Madrid