Certificates can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to be processed. Most organisations will allow you to participate while your DBS check is in progress so long as you're working with someone else holding a DBS certificate. This is at
the discretion of the organisation so it's best to check first with whoever is in charge.
If you've been waiting more than eight weeks please contact DBS directly on 0300 0200 190 quoting your form reference number.