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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.

Please note that the Immigration and Asylum re-accreditation training and assessment reflect the position prior to the Nationality and Borders Act 2022.

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

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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 our contact us form.

You must achieve a minimum overall mark of 80% for the assessment. You have two attempts to pass the assessment.

Your result will be immediately available on completion of the assessment. Should you pass the assessment, you will be able to download a certificate.

Should you not be successful after the second attempt, you will not be able to apply for reaccreditation and you will need to apply for initial accreditation. In exceptional circumstances (for example, long-term illness or bereavement), you may apply to the Accreditations Office for a further attempt.

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