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.
|Session||Areas of study|
Course learning outcomes
Preparing to study
|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
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|
Now it’s time to move on to Session 1.