Skip to main content

Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation: Supervising Senior Caseworker Exam (27/06/2022) (additional time)


Monday 27th Jun 2022 1:00pm - 6:05pm

This online examination is for 5 hour(s), 5 minute(s)

Please refresh the page at the exam start time and ensure you are logged in.

Instructions for the paper:

The exam consists for 5 parts, 13 Questions in total. You must answer all questions. Details of each question are contained in the section marked Qi.

You do not need to answer the questions sequentially. When moving between questions, you must use the “next screen” button at the bottom of the page. Do not use the back button on your browser.

Answers to the questions must be inserted in the text box following the question.

Professional conduct is a pervasive topic in this exam.  There is also a compulsory professional conduct question. Failing to correctly identify and give a substantive answer to a professional conduct question will result in you failing the examination irrespective of the overall mark you obtain for the whole examination (it constitutes a “GPE” Gross Professional Error).

At the end of the examination you will be able to review and change your answers prior to submitting. Once you have submitted your answers, you will not be able to change your answers.

To pass this exam, you must obtain at least 50% of the marks (subject to me meeting the professional conduct requirement).

Course Description


  • 3.75 hours
  • Advanced
The Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners providing advice under a Legal Aid Agency (LAA) contract. The accreditation covers all immigration work that can be done under a LAA contract and it can be used as a quality mark for privately funded work. This examination tests the required competencies of a Supervising Senior Caseworker under the LAA contract. The 3 hour and 45 minute examination will take place on 27 June 2022 at 13:00-16:45. Bookings close on 10 June 2022. The next examination date will be released in due course.

Learning outcomes

Supervising Senior Caseworkers can have conduct of all matters and have responsibilities for:

  • supervision of up to four supervisees;
  • supervision and training of Casework Assistants and Trainees, including allocating tasks appropriately in terms of capability, capacity and progress towards accreditation as a Senior Caseworker;
  • supervision and training of Senior Caseworkers;
  • allocation of matters to Senior Caseworkers, including to themselves.

What this will cover

The syllabus is confined to work that can be conducted under an Immigration Legal Aid contract and comprises:-

1. Legal Aid
2. Professional Conduct
3. Drafting and English
4. Legal Practice
5. Specialist Immigration Practice
6. Appeal and Administrative Review
7. Deportation and Removal
8. Judicial Review
9. Human Rights
10. Asylum support
11. Detention

The expected standards are designed to reflect the issues encountered by practitioners and ensure that accredited members are able to deliver good quality advice and representation.

Candidates have 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the examination, which consists of 100 marks separated into 5 parts. In order to pass the examination you must achieve a mark of at least 50%. If your time expires the examination will submit automatically.