Our four-week part-time OISC Level 2 course is perfect preparation for the OISC Level 2 exams. We’ll carefully guide you and a small group through the whole OISC Level 2 immigration and asylum syllabus. Also ideal for solicitors or anyone else who wants to get a better grasp of UK immigration and asylum law and practice.
Give yourself the best possible chance of passing the OISC Level 2 exams with our online tutored course. Using a combination of self-study and a series of small group webinars, we use our best-in-class materials, worked examples, sample exam questions and dedicated tutor to guide you through the whole immigration and asylum syllabus. We offer the chance to sit a mock exam paper at the end of the course, which we’ll mark and give you feedback on.
The course is also perfect for anyone learning to practise immigration law at an intermediate level, such as a junior solicitor, pupil barrister or an Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme level 1 accredited caseworker. We’ll help you get to grips with handling more complex immigration cases and build your confidence, ready for practice.
The course is suitable for those interested in applying for registration with the OISC in the immigration category, asylum and protection category, or both.
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.
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.
All of our OISC level 1 guided learning courses so far have sold out and feedback has been excellent.
This course will be led by Jasmine Quiller-Doust, Training Manager at Free Movement and an experienced immigration law solicitor. As well as expert tuition, you’ll get:
The course is spread over four weeks, but there is a lot of material to cover. You will study our online materials between sessions. In total, we estimate the online course takes 40 hours of self-study. Therefore, there is an average of five hours of preparation for each session.
Session 1: Entry and stay under the Rules (Part 1)
Our first session focuses on family visa applications and the requirements for partners and other family members. We’ll go through some of the more challenging concepts, such as sole responsibility, and applications that can only be submitted by level 2 caseworkers (or above), such as settlement on the grounds of domestic abuse.
Session 2: Entry and stay under the Rules (Part 2)
Next we’ll revise some of the other applications that can be made under the Immigration Rules. We’ll focus on how to handle more complex immigration situations, for instance, where a visitor visa applicant has a history of refusals, or someone is making a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Session 3: Asylum, protection and refugee family reunion
In this session we’ll be advising an asylum seeker on their journey through the UK asylum system, the types of protection status that are granted, and the right to reunify with family members still abroad. We’ll also think about handling refusals and the circumstances in which a failed asylum seeker can make a fresh claim.
Session 4: Human rights and leave outside the Rules
Next we turn to look at the situations where someone wants to enter or stay in the UK, but can only do so by making a “leave outside the Rules” application because they don’t fit into any immigration category. We’ll also look at how Article 8 ECHR is applied in immigration cases and how the proportionality assessment is carried out.
Session 5: British nationality law
We’ll look at how British nationality is obtained by children and adults, applying the key provisions of the British Nationality Act 1981 to our case studies. We also discuss how British nationality can be lost, including via renunciation, deprivation and nullification.
Session 6: Refusals and challenging immigration decisions
It’s always important to consider why an application could be refused, pre-empting any issues before it’s submitted. In this session, we’ll discuss the remedies available where an application is refusal. This will include determining if someone has a right to an appeal and how to lodge an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal.
Session 7: Immigration offences and enforcement
Next we turn to immigration offences and enforcement action, for example where the Home Office takes the decision to remove a person from the UK. We’ll cover how apply for bail for someone in immigration detention, and making representations to the Home Office to challenge removal.
Session 8: Regulation and exam preparation
In the final session we’ll look at regulation under OISC and the key skills Level 2 caseworkers are required to have. We’ll finish by discussing exam format, tips and techniques.
After the final session, you’ll be able to put what you’ve learnt to practice and complete a mock exam. The mock exam will need to be submitted by 12pm on 7 May at the latest in order to receive marks and feedback.
Only ten places are available on each course and we sell these on a first-come-first-served basis. All of our OISC Level 1 guided learning 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.
DEADLINE FOR BOOKING: 5PM, 2 APRIL 2024
We understand that circumstances can change. Cancellation and refund is possible with no questions asked up to 7 days before the course is due to begin. After that, if you wish to cancel we will refund your payment in full as long as we are able to book somebody else onto the course to take your place.
Date: 8 April 2024
Duration: 4 weeks
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Sessions take place over Zoom. Trainees will receive a course guide containing information on how to prepare for the first session a week before the course is due to start.
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Detailed but not overwhelming. The examples where good and illustrated complex parts well. The quiz at the end was very good.
Well written and exam focused.
I thought the test questions were helpful. The language used was clear. The visuals for more complicated parts of the rules were great.
Very clear language, useful examples, links to relevant further information, legislation, etc.