STEM Induction & DBS Checks

The next step after registering to become a STEM Ambassador is to complete the STEM Induction, all STEM Ambassadors must complete an Induction irrespective of any previous experience working with children. The STEM Induction is available online, it can also be delivered as a 2 hour training session.


Step 1: Complete the Online Induction: Available via STEM Learning is the online Induction. It takes approx. 45 minutes


Step 2: Complete the post Induction quiz: This lets us know that you have completed and understood the Induction materials:


Step 3: DBS Application: Further information on getting the DBS Application process started will be sent to you within 3 working days after you have completed the quiz.


Step 4: ID Checks: To complete the DBS ID Checks you can either go via an External ID Validator or come to a development, training or networking session run by the STEM Hub


STEM Hub: Development, Training & Networking Sessions

Ambassadors can book on to any of the following sessions, we are able to check your ID during any of the below events. Note, these are not drop-in sessions and are not for ID Check purposes exclusively. Please chose a session based on your interests or needs.


  • Lego Mindstorm Training – Emersons Green, Bristol on 17th October 2019 from 1.15pm – 4.00pm – Book/Further Info
  • Development: Developing ActivitiesWestbury, Wiltshire on 14th November 2019 from 1.15pm-3.45pm – Book/Further Info
  • Development: Communicating STEM – Emersons Green, Bristol on 20th November 2019 from 1.15pm – 3.45pm – Book/Further Info
  • Development: Developing Activities – Emersons Green, Bristol on 11th December 2019 from 1.15pm – 3.45pm – Book/Further Info
  • Development: Developing Activities – The Growth Hub, University of Gloucestershire on 12th December 2019 from 1.30pm-4.00pm – Book/Further Info


Please book on via the link. These sessions are also open to existing Ambassadors who need to renew their DBS Check and anyone with an existing DBS Check that is an Enhanced Child Workforce Check that was registered by the applicant with the DBS Update Service that they are looking to transfer over to STEM volunteering. Please get in touch with the STEM Hub if you already hold a DBS Check.


Using an External ID Verifier to complete your ID Check

If you choose to use an External ID Verifier then please note; some External ID Verifiers may charge for their services. You cannot use anyone within your family to verify your ID. Any person within any of the below professions can be used to verify your ID:

  • HR manager at place of employment (preferably CIPD member)
  • University lecturer/teacher
  • Warrant officer and ranks above (or equivalent ranks)
  • Barrister
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chemist/pharmacist
  • Doctor/dentist
  • Justice of the peace
  • Lawyer/solicitor
  • Legal executive
  • Member of Parliament
  • Police officer
  • Member of a Professional Body e.g. Chartered Engineer

Please complete the Induction process first. You won’t be able to proceed to the DBS Checking process until the Induction has been completed.

Contact us

All general Hub enquiries:
Telephone: 01275 474948

Liz Lister

Caroline John

Rhona Phelps

Kathryn Warr