Update Course: January 2024

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per […]

Update Course: December 2023

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per […]

Update Course: November 2023

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per month, […]

A Short History of Immigration Law (Introductory)

This course was published in December 2023. This short course will provide an overview of the history of how immigration law developed in the United Kingdom. It is designed for anyone who wants to understand how the law became what it is today and, for example, what happened to the Windrush generation. The course is […]

Update Course: October 2023

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per month, […]

OISC Level 2 course: immigration and asylum online training

Online small group tutored sessions now available. Two sessions per week for four weeks, with an expert tutor.  Book place now Our comprehensive online immigration law training course covers the OISC Level 2 immigration and asylum syllabuses with worked examples, infographics, over 100 self-test questions, exam tips and more. It is aimed at level 1 […]

Update Course: September 2023

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per month, […]

Update Course: August 2023

Our monthly update course is available to Free Movement members. It is based on the articles we’ve published over the last month and on our immigration law update podcast. If you are not already a member, you can join here and access not just this course but all of our courses. Membership starts from £22 plus VAT per month, […]

UK Ancestry (Introductory)

This course was published in April 2023.  This course covers Appendix UK Ancestry to the Immigration Rules, which deals with permission to enter and stay on the basis of UK ancestry. It covers the rules, how everything works in practice, tips on making the strongest application and how to deal with a refusal. The course […]

Statelessness (Introductory)

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This course was published in February 2023. Part 14 of the Immigration Rules was replaced by Appendix Statelessness on 31 January 2024. The course materials will be updated soon. Statelessness remains a big problem globally with an estimated 10-15 million people living without any nationality. People who are stateless are often denied the fundamental human […]

Article 8 in UK Immigration Law (Intermediate)

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This course was last updated in October 2022. This course looks at how Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights features in UK legislation and Immigration Rules. It covers public interest considerations for all cases and specific provisions for deportation, along with the private and family life applications that can be made and […]

Nationality and Borders Act 2022 (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in May 2022. The Nationality and Borders Act 2022 is in some respects a landmark piece of legislation. The provisions enabling the export of refugees to other jurisdictions, such as Rwanda, could have a transformative effect on refugee protection not only in the United Kingdom but in other wealthy countries […]

Immigration Act 2016 (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in December 2021. This course outlines the important changes brought about by the Immigration Act 2016 and includes information for solicitors, OISC advisers and barristers about how the changes will affect their work and their clients. The course is only available to paying members of Free Movement. If you are […]

Immigration Offences and Civil Penalties (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in October 2023. It incorporates changes introduced by the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Illegal Migration Act 2023. The statute book is crammed full of criminal offences relating to borders and immigration control, from illegal entry to renting property to an unauthorised migrant. Most are rarely prosecuted, but […]

OISC Level 1 Accreditation: Introduction to Immigration, Asylum, Nationality and More

Online small group tutored sessions now available. Two sessions per week for four weeks with a maximum group size of ten and a dedicated tutor. Book place now Our comprehensive entry level online immigration law training course is ideal for aspiring OISC Level 1 advisers seeking accreditation and other budding immigration lawyers. We cover everything […]

Work and Study Visas (Introductory)

This course was last updated in August 2023. Welcome to our introductory course on the UK’s Points Based Immigration System and other work/study routes! Here we talk you through the “points-based” visa options for highly skilled migrants, sponsored workers, temporary workers and students, as well as other lesser-known routes such as the UK Ancestry visa. […]

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 813 (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in December 2020. This course covers the long-awaited statement of changes providing details of the famous “new Points-Based Immigration System”, which was published on 22 October 2020. In the first module we provide you with a summary of the most important changes, and in the second module we drill down into […]

Grounds for Refusal (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in September 2023. This course explores the grounds for refusal for entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain and settlement. We also cover the arguments that might be deployed where a risk of refusal is detected prior to application or where the issue is dealt with in a legal […]

International Surrogacy – Immigration and Nationality Law Issues (Advanced)

This course was last updated in July 2020. Recent years have seen an increase in international surrogacy arrangements, under which citizens or residents of the UK who are unable to conceive pay someone in a foreign country to carry and give birth to their child. The process can bring enormous joy to childless families, but […]

Visit Visa Applications (Introductory)

This course was last updated in February 2024. This course covers Appendix V to the Immigration Rules, which deals with permission to enter the UK as a visitor. It covers best practice in making visitor visa applications and what to do in the case of a refusal, which includes appealing the decision and the judicial […]

Immigration Bail (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in June 2019. There are few circumstances where the UK authorities are permitted to hold people against their will – one of which is immigration detention. In 2018, almost 25,000 people were detained under immigration powers across the UK’s detention estate, with around 1,800 people detained at any one time. […]

Appendix FM and Appendix Adult Dependent Relative (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in August 2023. On 31 January 2024, Appendix Victim of Domestic Abuse and Appendix Bereaved Partner were introduced to the Immigration Rules. These categories are no longer covered in Appendix FM. This course will be updated soon. Welcome to our online training course on Appendix FM and Appendix Adult Dependent […]

Unlawful Detention (Advanced)

This course was last updated in October 2018. This course teaches participants the basic principles of arguing an unlawful detention case in the immigration context. It looks at some key concepts and practicalities such as statutory detention powers, how to pursue a bail application, the different kinds of unlawful detention claim and tactical considerations as […]

Deportation (Advanced)

This course was last updated in June 2023. Welcome to our course on deportation law! We cover the law and rules on deportation of non EU and EU citizens, including the complex statutory framework, overlapping immigration rules, automatic deportation, revocation of deportation orders, out of country appeals and leading case law. We used worked examples […]

Trafficking: Identifying and Assisting Trafficking Survivors (Advanced)

This course was last updated in June 2023. This online training course on helping survivors of human trafficking covers warning signs, risk factors and identification of possible victims, how the trafficking assistance process (National Referral Mechanism) works, immigration options for victims, children and young people, compensation and housing and support. It incorporates slides on key […]

Representing Children in the Immigration Tribunal (Intermediate)

This course was last updated in June 2017. Representing children is easy to do badly, with potentially disastrous consequences. This course explores best practice and novel ways of working with and providing advocacy for children. It includes sections relating to achieving best evidence, preparing for hearings and what to expect at hearings, all with regard […]

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