Challenging credibility refusals

This course will give experienced immigration advisers the practical skills they need in order to help international students challenge credibility refusals with confidence. This is an interactive course and participants are encouraged to share their experience of refusals on the ‘genuine student’ ground in a confidential setting.

By the end of the session, advisers should have:

  • the tools required to analyse a decision notice in order to identify the points that can be challenged
  • the knowledge gained from others’ experiences to enable them to assess realistically the chances of success such challenges might have
  • an awareness of the extent to which they can help students at their institution
  • knowledge of some methods of attempting to balance the need to avoid credibility refusals with competing priorities within institutions

This course is suitable for:

experienced immigration advisers. Therefore advisers must:

  • have attended our ‘Tier 4 basics’ course and our applications courses, or otherwise be familiar with the matters covered on those courses, and
  • have at least 2 years’ worth of experience of advising on, and helping students to make, immigration applications within the framework of the Office of Immigration Service Commissioner’s (OISC) requirements

We will not be going over the Tier 4 Immigration Rules and guidance; detailed knowledge of them will be assumed and required for this course.


  • Date(s): 28 November 2018
  • Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Price: £230 members, £150 students’ unions, £450 non-members
  • Location: London
  • Main contact: Will Burton
  • Telephone: 020 7288 4330
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