Introduction to work and study visas (the Points Based Immigration System): 1 CPD

About this course

This course was last updated in December 2020.

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 and representatives of overseas businesses.

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Modules within this course

  1. Introduction

    Background to the Points Based Immigration System
  2. Highly skilled migrants

    The group of visas formerly known as "Tier 1"
  3. Sponsored workers

    Formerly Tier 2
  4. Students

    Students and school children, formerly Tier 4
  5. Other work visas

    Temporary (formerly Tier 5) routes and other visas allowing work.