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Need or want to learn immigration law with an OISC Level 1 training course? Planning to sit the OISC level 1 exams? Prefer to learn in a small group? We have the perfect course for you.

Our approach to OISC Level 1 training is to offer ‘guided learning’. Trainees study our online materials in their own time and then come together online after each module to go through key learning points and discuss additional exercises with the tutor. Over four weeks we hold eight tutor-led online seminars: twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays between 4pm and 5.30pm with a maximum group size of ten trainees.

The first seven seminars focus on law and practice and the final one covers regulation, ethics and exam preparation. Trainees can sit a mock OISC Level 1 exam after the course concludes and will receive marks and feedback.

Who is the course for?

The course is perfect for those wanting to learn immigration law for the first time. You do not need any prior experience and you do not need previous legal training. It is aimed at those who are new to immigration law.

If you want to give yourself the best possible chance of passing the OISC level 1 exams, this is the way to do it. If you work or volunteer for a charity or NGO and want to get a better handle on the system as a whole, the course is perfect for you. If you are already a lawyer but want to transition into doing more immigration work… you get the picture.

The course costs £500 + VAT for Free Movement members, and £600 + VAT for non-members. Non-members can of course sign up as members, starting at just £22 per month plus VAT.

Why should you take this course?

Our approach of guided learning, self-study, a structured course and small group seminars over a four-week period offers a much better and more relaxed learning environment than a compacted crammer course. It gives you the chance to think about what you are learning and digest the material you cover. We offer you the best opportunity to really understand how immigration law works and to pass the OISC level 1 exams.

All of our OISC level 1 guided learning courses so far have sold out and feedback has been excellent.

What will you get if you sign up?

This course will be led by Sonia Lenegan, Editor of Free Movement and a very experienced immigration law solicitor and trainer. As well as expert tuition, you’ll get:

  • Eight small group seminars spread over four weeks
  • Group size is capped at ten trainees per course
  • Additional materials reinforcing key learning points
  • An opportunity to discuss scenarios based on real life immigration problems similar to the questions you will face in the OISC level 1 exam
  • Marking of and feedback on your mock exam paper

To find out more about the course and what’s covered, head over to the booking page.

What do people say about our online OISC level 1 training?

To impart the knowledge of the complex immigration rules in a concise, accessible way is miraculous! I feel much more confident now in knowing how to look for the relevant information I might need. The approach was kind and understanding so you never feel stupid for asking a question or getting something wrong. At first I was somewhat daunted having never studied something like this before but as you get into the swing of things you start to see how you can navigate your way around the immigration rules and how clients can look at all the possible routes available to them, including the essential do’s and dont’s when making applications to the Home Office. An incredibly practical course.
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I really enjoyed the course – the sessions were interesting and helpful, and the tutor was able to present dense information clearly and concisely.
Gosia M
Detailed but not overwhelming. The examples were good and illustrated complex parts well. The quiz at the end was very good.
Ana Hart, UK Visas
Ana Hart
Really helpful and informative. Tutor took her time to answer every question. Was very patient with us.
I thought the test questions were helpful. The language used was clear. The visuals for more complicated parts of the rules were great.
Katharine Higgs
Katharine Higgs

How can I book?

Only ten places are available on each course and we sell these on a first-come-first-served basis. All of our previous courses have sold out. The cost is £500 + VAT for members, and £600 + VAT for non-members. If you are already a member, please make sure you are logged in to your Free Movement account before booking.


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Jasmine is the Training Manager at Free Movement and a non-practising solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law.