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Introduction to UK immigration law and becoming an immigration advisor
Introduction to UK immigration law and becoming an immigration advisor

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3 Course structure

This course is divided into sessions. Each session has several learning outcomes; that is, a list of things that you should be able to do once you’ve finished studying that session. There will also be activities that have been designed to help you prepare for the OICS Level 1 exam, should you decide to go further in your studies.

At the end of each session is a consolidation section designed to:

  • test your knowledge
  • provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your progress
  • prepare your materials on that topic for the exam.

Table 1 shows an overview of the course structure.

Table 1 Introduction to UK immigration law and becoming an immigration advisor’s course structure
Session Areas of study
Course guide

Course learning outcomes

Preparing to study

Course structure

Session 1: The UK’s legal systems: sources of immigration law

The UK’s legal systems

Sources and classification of immigration law

Asylum and Immigration Tribunals

Finding and keeping up-to-date with immigration law

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Session 2: Introduction to UK immigration law

Key principles of immigration control and asylum law protections

Immigration law: an overview of UK provisions

Primary UK immigration legislation

Secondary legislation

Immigration rules

The role of the Home Office

Session 3: Human rights and immigration law

An introduction to human rights

Human Rights Act 1998

UK immigration law and the ECHR, and other international instruments

UK Government policy

The Home Office

Session 4: Level 1 OISC immigration and asylum advisers

The OISC and the provision of immigration advice at OISC Level 1

The legal framework – what is the OICS registration scheme?

Providing immigration advice and registering as an immigration adviser

The OISC Code of Standards

The process of taking instructions

Next steps OISC Level 1 competencies

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