The amount of qualification fraud across the UK labour market is huge. Diploma mills and forgery are rife, particularly within professional sectors (with fake degree certificates costing as little as £50), education checks are even more critical to an effective screening process than most realise.

Training, school, university, and professional training certificates can all be forged, meaning that there is a real risk of you employing someone with a fake certificate into your organisation.

The Better Hiring Institute are working to deliver auto-verification of qualifications which would give organisations access to every qualification in the UK and enable them to check the validity of these documents.

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