Level 1 OISC (initial advice) 20/21 Aug 13
This two-day course intends to provide a foundation to immigration law and is in line with the OISC Code of Standards and Guidance of Competence at Level 1. The course will also be useful for those sitting the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme multiple-choice test at Probationary level. Attending this course will not in itself lead to accreditation or the OISC granting exemption or registration which is dependent on passing OISC audits and procedures.
The course will be taught mainly by lecture, but with time for questions and a sample test paper
• an introduction to the structure of UK immigration control – who is subject to control; entry clearance and in-country application procedures
• sources of immigration law – the legislation; immigration rules; concessions and policies; and European law
• the main categories of entry and stay under the immigration rules
• the Points based System for working & studying in the UK
• visits, and family applications for settlement
• acquiring nationality through naturalisation and registration
• introduction to enforcement: criminal offences, removal and deportation, detention
• EEA rights of movement and residence
• an introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and Refugee Protection.