ISI’s educational oversight
ISC sent out an alert before Christmas on the possible impact ISI inspections could have on a school’s Tier 4 sponsor licence.
ISC sent out an alert before Christmas on the possible impact ISI inspections could have on a school’s Tier 4 sponsor licence. This was sent following rumours that UKVI is suspending the licence of schools that fail an ISI inspection on any grounds. UKVI is not suspending licences but, as ISI is UKVI’s educational oversight body for Association schools, they will reduce a sponsor’s CAS to zero where they do not achieve the ‘required rating’.
ISC is seeking for the threshold for this to be when a school receives a notice from DfE as opposed to non-compliance under any one Part of the ISSRs and UKVI has confirmed they will liaise and discuss this with DfE and ISI.
ISC continues to work with the Home Office and UKVI to ensure transparency and clarity on when a school’s CAS will be impacted and how a school can rectify this without undue delay.
Tier 4 - update January 2017
There will be a consultation run by the Home Office concerning the migration of non EEA students.Read More
Tier 4 - update December 2016
Tier 4 sponsor duty to verify identity of every pupil, The GREAT Britain campaignRead More
Tier 4 - update November 2016
Tier 4 sponsor obligations, UKVI and Home OfficeRead More
Tier 4 - update October 2016
Tier 4 sponsor obligations, Police Registration of Tier 4 applicants (over 16 years old)Read More
Alternative collection locations for Biometric Residence Permits (BRP’s)
The Home Office has issued revised guidance for collection of BRP’s for overseas pupils.Read More
Biometric Residence Permits for Overseas Applicants
Home Office document on alternatives to customer collection at post office.Download
Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions
Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions.Download
Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes
Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes.Download
Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions
UK Visas & Immigration document on Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions.Download
Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors
Home Office document on Guidance for Sponsors.Download