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New learn immigration law course: perfect for OISC Level 1

New learn immigration law course: perfect for OISC Level 1

We’ve been working hard for several months on a comprehensive course for new immigration lawyers or advisers which is perfect for the OISC level 1 exams. We’ve used every trick in our book to make the courses as accessible and easy to follow as we can: plain and simple language, diagrams, infographics, a ludicrous number of worked examples and, occasionally, humour.

We’ve also added a new trick: a handful of “test yourself” questions in every module and a set of three accompanying mock exams.

You can see the course contents and paid members can access the course here (click to expand):

Module 1 Introduction to immigration law
Unit 1 How does immigration law work?
Unit 2 How do the Immigration Rules work?
Unit 3 The exclusionary principle
Unit 4 Permission to travel, enter and remain
Unit 5 Who does what in immigration control?
Unit 6 How to make a valid application in the UK
Unit 7 How to make a valid application outside the UK
Module 2 Visitors, residents and family
Unit 1 Visitors
Unit 2 Family members of settled residents and citizens
Unit 3 Family members of migrants
Unit 4 Private life, long residence and returning residents
Unit 5 Human rights: Article 8 and best interests of children
Module 3 Asylum and protection
Unit 1 Who is and isn't a refugee?
Unit 2 Making an asylum application
Unit 3 Protection status and benefits
Module 4 European Union free movement law
Unit 1 How EU law works
Unit 2 Who has EU law rights?
Unit 3 What rights does EU free movement law confer?
Unit 4 Family members
Unit 5 Exclusion and deportation in EU law
Unit 6 Turkish workers and self employed persons
Unit 7 Making an EU residence document application
Module 5 Nationality
Unit 1 History of British nationality law and types of British nationality
Unit 2 Becoming British by birth
Unit 3 Becoming British by registration
Unit 4 Becoming British by naturalisation
Unit 5 Losing British nationality
Module 6 Business immigration and students
Unit 1 Tier 1: no sponsor needed
Unit 2 Tier 2: sponsor needed
Unit 3 Tier 4: students
Unit 4 Tier 5: temporary work routes
Unit 5 Other work and study routes outside the Points Based System
Module 7 General grounds for refusal, deportation and detention
Unit 1 General grounds for refusal
Unit 2 Deportation
Unit 3 Detention and bail
Module 8 Appeals and remedies
Unit 1 Administrative Review and Home Office remedies
Unit 2 Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal
Unit 3 Applications for judicial review
Unit 4 Feedback and evaluation

We road tested the new course with our friends at the Red Cross and feedback was very positive:

I really liked the multiple choice questions as I could work on my weak areas and this also gave me a boost as It made me confident as to the amount of information I already know.
Salaha
Salaha
There are good visual summaries, examples and links to see where to find the information given.
Alessandra
Alessandra
I like the overall structure and the use of graphics to simplify difficult concepts. It is very helpful also to have links to official documents and practical examples.
Assunta
Assunta
Good overviews, clear writing style, good links to HO/gov website, humour, the diagrams were great and clear (e.g. refugee convention outline).
Isabelle
Isabelle

We’ve also created a separate shorter course all about the OISC regulations, system of ethics and the exams, and we’ve turned that into a free ebook, which you can download here. Click to expand the shorter course contents:

Module 1 Introduction to OISC Level 1
Unit 1 What is the OISC and how does the scheme work?
Unit 2 Fit, proper and competent
Unit 3 Permitted and prohibited work at OISC Level 1
Unit 4 Ethics, conduct, standards and the OISC
Unit 5 Signposting and referral
Module 2 Essential skills and abilities and the exam
Unit 1 Essential skills and abilities required at OISC Level 1
Unit 2 Getting ready for the OISC Level 1 assessment
Unit 3 Multiple choice test
Unit 4 Scenario based exam questions
Unit 5 Mock OISC Level 1 multiple choice test 1
Unit 6 Mock OISC Level 1 multiple choice test 2
Unit 7 Mock OISC Level 1 multiple choice test 3
Unit 8 Feedback and evaluation

The 20 question, timed, auto-marking mock multiple choice exams are modelled closely on real papers from the OISC. We’re also testing a whizzy new system of giving targeted feedback; where people get questions wrong we’ll point out if there is a theme or weak area of knowledge and offer further reading suggestions.

Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. We’re keen to improve and enhance the course over time and this is just the first version.

Access to the course is for paying Free Movement members only, so if you haven’t joined already then sign up on our joining page. Membership starts from just £20 per month plus VAT and can be cancelled at any time.

 

Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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