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Country of Origin Information Workshop with Asylos and ARC Foundation – New! 

This workshop is intended for staff and volunteers from our partner organisations who work with refugees and asylum seekers, and who may support them during their initial asylum application or with further submissions on a fresh claim.  

This workshop will explain what Country of Origin Information (COI) is and how it can be used to support an asylum seeker’s claim.  It will help you to:

  • Frame research questions for yourself and for others
  • Carry out research to identify sources of COI that address these questions
  • Assess the reliability and accuracy of a source of COI
  • Present COI to decision makers, adhering to principles of neutrality

Upcoming Dates:

  • 7 November (Thursday) 

If you would like to book the COI Workshop, please click here.

 

OISC Level 1 (Immigration):

This course is intended for staff and volunteers from our partner organisations who wish to register with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner to become immigration advisors.  It is an intensive 5-day course which covers the syllabus for the OISC Level 1 assessment.  The course is held online using a mixture of website materials and online classrooms.  Participants will not be automatically enrolled in the assessment and will need to submit their own application to the OISC.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 18 to 22 November (Monday to Friday) 

If you would like to book the full Level 1 (Immigration) course, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of developing a new website to deliver this course.  Attendees *may* be given accounts on the new website and *may* be expected to use the new site in preference to this one!

 

OISC Level 1 (Asylum and Protection):

This course is intended for staff and volunteers from our partner organisations who wish to register with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner to do the limited work permitted at Level 1 in the Asylum and Protection category.  It is 1-day course which covers the definition of a refugee, the asylum process, support and welfare and work that can be done at Level 1.  The course is held online using a mixture of website materials and online classroom.  Participants will need to submit their own application to the OISC.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 3 September 2019 (Tuesday) – with apologies to anyone who has kids on holiday on this day!
  • 11 October 2019 (Friday)

If you would like to book the Level 1 (Asylum) course, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of developing a new website to deliver this course.  Attendees *may* be given accounts on the new website and *may* be expected to use the new site in preference to this one!

 

Refresher Courses:

There are no upcoming refresher courses.

 

OISC Level 2 (Asylum and Protection)

A 5-day course intended for trainees who wish to register with the OISC in order to advise and assist individuals with asylum claims, fresh claims, family reunion applications and applications for indefinite leave to remain on protection grounds.  Trainees do not need to have passed an assessment or be registered with the OISC at Level 1 in the Immigration category before applying for registration at Level 2 in the Asylum and Protection category.  However trainees do need to have received training in Immigration at OISC Level 1.  The course will not automatically lead to registration with the OISC and trainees will be responsible for submitting their application for registration or their application to raise their levels to the OISC, and for attending and passing assessments.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September 2019 to  Tuesday 1 October 2019 (excluding Saturday and Sunday)

If you would like to book the Level 2 (Asylum) course, please click here.

 

OISC Level 2 (Immigration)

A 5-day course intended for trainees who wish to register with the OISC in order to advise and assist individuals with complex private and family life applications and claims, including those raised within the context of an asylum claim.  Trainees need to be registered at Level 1 in the Immigration category or be prepared to apply for registration and pass assessments at Level 1 and 2 simultaneously.  The course will not automatically lead to registration with the OISC and trainees will be responsible for submitting their application for registration or their application to raise their levels to the OISC, and for attending and passing assessments.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday 28 October 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019

If you would like to book the Level 2 (Immigration) course, please click here.

 

For further information, please contact JamesC@refugee-action.org.uk.