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OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) -London, Birmingham, Manchester or GLASGOW

FREE OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) in London, Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow when you buy OISC Level 2&3 (LSC Level 1&2) £399.00 in London

• £149 OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) course in London: 05-06 or 19-20 February 2011(Sat-Sun)

• £149 OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) course in Birmingham: 10-11 March 2011(Thur-Fri)

• £149 OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) course in Manchester: 12-13 March 2011 (Sat-Sun)

• £199 OISC Level 1 (LSC Probationer Level) course in GLASGOW: 26-27 February 2011 (Sat-Sun)

 

OISC Level 1- Initial advice 

Work permitted at OISC Level 1:

Adapted from the Website of the “Office of Immigration Services Commissioner” OISC

The OISC only permits an OISC Level 1 Adviser to make applications permitted within the Immigration Rules are listed below.

1.     Asylum

The OISC only allows an OISC Level 1 adviser to offer only very limited services at OISC level 1. No substantive asylum work is permitted at OISC Level 1 (especially applications and appeals). Only one-off assistance is permitted at OISC Level 1, including:

  • notifying the United Kingdom Borders Agency (UKBA) of a change of address
  • extension of Temporary Admission
  • applications for permission to work
  • travel document applications for someone granted Humanitarian Protection/Exceptional Leave to Remain 

2.  Applications for entry clearance, Leave to Enter or Leave to Remain

Work permitted at OISC Level 1

Basic applications are permitted at OISC Level 1 that are within the Immigration Rules in the following categories:

  • visitors
  • students
  • spouses/unmarried partners
  • other family members
  • immigration employment documents
  • all applications under PBS, visitors, diplomats, their family members and domestic staff, and non-asylum Case Resolution/ Legacy Cases
  • other applications such as au pair, postgraduate medical/dental training and private medical treatment

Work not permitted at OISC Level 1

Applications involving detailed representations and follow-up correspondence such as:

  • applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain on the grounds of long residence in the United Kingdom (UK)K (14 years' continuous residence)
  • applications for settlement on the grounds of domestic violence
  • applications for further leave to remain/settlement in respect of adopted children
  • applications that are not within the Immigration Rules

are not permitted at OISC Level 1.

Illegal entrants, overstayers, removal or deportation from the UK

No work is permitted at OISC Level 1.

 

3.  Nationality and citizenship under UK law

Basic applications are allowed at OISC Level 1 and include applications for:

·         naturalisation as a British citizen

·         registration as a British citizen

 

4. European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) immigration law

Basic applications are allowed at OISC Level 1 and include applications for:

  • residence permit for an EU/EEA national
  • family permit for a non-EU/EEA family member
  • entry clearance for non-EU/EEA family member
  • Workers Registration Scheme
  • A2 Accession Scheme

5. Detention, applications for temporary admission, CIO bail and immigration judge bail

No work is permitted at OISC Level 1. A client must be referred on to a higher level adviser as soon as possible.

 

Competence requirements:

Advisers at OISC Level 1 need to demonstrate the following:

 

I.  Knowledge

1. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of immigration and asylum law to identify:

  • that a client is subject to immigration control
  • possible immigration categories that might apply
  • relevant forms and procedures that apply
  • the requirements of the Immigration Rules that must be satisfied in respect of a particular application
  • relevant time limits
  • urgent situations

2. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have clear understanding of the limits to the OISC Level 1 adviser’s knowledge and competence and of when to refer a case on. This includes a general knowledge of immigration and asylum work and procedures, particularly in relation to illegal entrants and overstayers, to ensure that a client can be referred appropriately.

3. An OISC Level 1 adviser must have knowledge of the types of evidence needed to support cases and how to obtain them.

4. An OISC Level 1 adviser must have an awareness of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), particularly Articles 3 and 8, and the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) in order to identify cases that should be referred on.

 

II. Skills and aptitudes

1. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have the ability to draft letters and complete application forms clearly and accurately in English, using the correct terminology and enclosing the appropriate evidence or a clear explanation why it has not been provided.

2. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have sufficient verbal communication and interpersonal skills to:

·         identify to whom an enquiry relates to, establish their wishes and intentions and the relevant facts of the case

·         communicate advice clearly to a client, giving reasons and explaining any other options

·         inform the client of what steps they and the adviser need to take, including urgent action

·         communicate effectively in English with the UKBA and other agencies

3. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have the ability to identify appropriate resources (e.g. textbooks, internet) and use them effectively.

4. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have an awareness of and a commitment to follow established good practice.

5. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have the ability to act with an appropriate sense of urgency.

6. An OISC Level 1 Adviser must have the ability to maintain clear, comprehensive, accurate and structured records.