All our OISC courses are ‘online courses’. This means that you do not have to book time off from work or get up early in the morning and run to the bus stop to join the rush hour traffic to get to a venue which is also hard to find!
With our online courses, you can study from anywhere in the world with internet access. You can study as little as 20 minutes a day or a few hours a day/week – it really depends on your own personal circumstances.
You will have access to your chosen courses (including online tests) 24 hours a day. Hence, you can study during your own free time, such as during lunch breaks, on the train etc and really utilise your time wisely.
Although you can print off the course materials, please think about the environment! – is it absolutely necessary to print off documents which you can view online? By not printing, it also saves you money on ink and paper. (This is one of the areas which we discuss in our IPC Course relating to setting up your own Immigration Practice – keeping overheads to a minimum!)
Although, the OISC courses are of short duration, usually between 4- 5 days per course, we will give you up-to 3 months to complete each course from your enrolment date. You don’t have to take that long to complete the courses, but it gives you the peace of mind to be able to control the pace if you have to take a break from your studies due to personal or work reasons.
We take the view that, each OISC level course has to be completed over a realistic time frame of no less than 4- 5 days. This is because of the increased course content resulting from recent changes in immigration law. In some cases, where the student is new to the legal field, it may take longer to absorb the information.
If you do not have a legal background, it is recommended that you complete one course at a time starting with level 1 and not make multiple bookings for level 2 and 3 courses. You will simply be overwhelmed with the course study materials with all 3 courses! However, some students with previous academic knowledge or experience (e.g. Law Graduates, LPC students, Solicitors) may still wish to book 2 or 3 courses together and that is also ok!
OISC Level 1 (Recommended for Beginners)
Level 1 is a 4 days course designed to get those with little or no prior work experience in the immigration field up to the level of competence required by the OISC Code of Standards and Guidance of Competence at Level 1. The course also provides an insight into sources of immigration law and covers both business and non- business immigration topics in an easy to follow format (and in plain English!).
The course covers the following topics: Right of Abode, Entry Clearance procedures, immigration applications relating to Spouses, Unmarried Partners, Civil Partners, Children and Other relatives; European Law, Asylum law, Human Rights law , British Nationality Law, Points Based System (PBS)- Tier 1 (Highly Skilled), PBS – Tier 2 (skilled workers), PBS – Tier 4 (Students), PBS – Tier 5 (Temporary workers), Visitors, UK Ancestry Rule and other Immigration Categories.
OISC Level 2
Level 2 is a 5 days course for those who have completed OISC Level 1 course and covers the relevant study areas in more depth at an ‘intermediate’ level including asylum and human rights law. The course also provides training on the general appeal practice and procedures and deals with immigration detention, removal and deportation.
OISC Level 3
This is a 5 days course and is for those who have completed OISC Level 2 course and covers the relevant study areas in more depth at an ‘advanced level’. The course also provides training on immigration detention, removal, deportation, appeals and other complex areas. This course is aimed at those who have knowledge and experience at OISC level 1 and 2 and are aiming to become registered at OISC Level 3 to represent clients before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.