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Immigration , Legal aid | Accreditation

Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) re-accreditation training

4.5 hoursIntermediate

How confident are you in identifying the modern slavery elements of an asylum claim? Are you clear about how to handle nationality disputes? Could you do with support in preparing further submissions?

By completing this course, you’ll gain up-to-date support in key areas of asylum and immigration practice, with a particular focus on common practitioner needs and challenges.

This course builds on the knowledge required for the Senior Caseworker accreditation. In easy-to-understand 30-minute modules, you’ll cover everything you need to support your IAAS re-accreditation.

Who this is for

Paralegals, Practice managers, Solicitors.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A1  +1 more for SRA competence: A1, A2

By taking this course, Senior Caseworkers will build on the knowledge required for initial accreditation, developing their expertise in the key areas of immigration and asylum work that can be conducted under an LAA contract, including:

  • protection appeals
  • judicial review
  • domestic violence
  • human trafficking and modern slavery
  • detention and bail
  • deportation

They will also gain an understanding of:

  • best practice in asylum work,
  • public funding, and
  • professional conduct and the issues practitioners are most likely to encounter during immigration matters.
What this will cover

This course consists of nine modules.

1. Asylum Best Practice (by Annette Elder and Gabriella Bettiga)
2. Protection Appeals (by Trevor Hatton and Gabriella Bettiga)
3. Judicial Review (by Trevor Hatton and Zofia Duszynska)
4. Public Funding (by Gabriella Bettiga)
5. Domestic Violence (by Clare Hurst)
6. Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (by Julian Bild and Carita Thomas)
7. Detention and Bail (by Simran Dipnarain and Zofia Duszynska)
8. Deportation (by Stuart Turnock and Nicola Burgess)
9. Professional Conduct (by Annette Elder)

How you will learn

Course fomat
This interactive online training consists of the following elements.

  • An interactive course presentation, with a variety of quizzes and practice scenarios to test understanding of the material.
  • Online assessment.

Our modules conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. However, some members may require an alternative version for accessibility purposes. This is available upon request via Learning@LawSociety.org.uk.

Assessment
In order to pass the assessment you must achieve a mark of 80%. The assessment can only be taken a maximum of two times before the course must be taken again.

The quizzes and scenarios included in the course presentation are intended to aid your understanding of the content and offer the opportunity to apply your knowledge. They do not form part of the assessment.

Length
The course will take approximately 4.5 hours to complete, excluding assessment.