Student route essentials: Understanding academic progress (for Higher Education Providers with a Track Record of Compliance)

Join UKCISA’s Advice and Training team for this 2-hour online session that will focus solely on the academic progress requirement of the Student route for those working at a Higher Education Provider with a Track Record of Compliance. No prior knowledge of this area is required, though an overview of how the Student route works would be useful background before attending – see You may also wish to attend UKCISA’s Introduction to the Student Route online course prior to attending. The course is open to anyone, whether or not you assess academic progress as part of your job. The session will include presentations and the opportunity for you to raise your questions and let others know about your experience. 

Aim and objectives  

By the end of this session, you will understand the academic progress requirement a Student route applicant must meet and your responsibilities as a Higher Education Provider with a Track Record of Compliance when assessing whether that requirement has been met.  

In order to achieve this aim, you will:  

  • know how academic progress is defined 
  • be familiar with the situations to which exceptions from the academic progress requirement apply 
  • understand how the academic progress requirement and a student’s study condition interact with each other 
  • be able to advise students on the consequences of not meetingthe academicprogress  requirement  
  • know where to find the sources of the academic progress requirement for Student applicants 
  • be confident in dealing with academic progress on a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies 

We will not have time to discuss areas of immigration law other than the academic progress requirement for Student route applicants for Higher Education Providers with a Track Record of Compliance. This means we will not be considering other Student route requirements or different immigration routes, such as Child Student, Short-term student and Visitors. These areas are covered in detail in other UKCISA courses.    

This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with some of our related courses, which will expand on other requirements such as academic progression and financial requirements. 

To support this course we will be introducing the use of Padlet for delegates to access and use. Padlet is an online collaboration tool, much like an online notice board, where tutors and delegates can post text, video files, images etc.   

Tutors will use this space to share slides that support our online training, provide a networking space for delegates who attend the training and to follow-up on any questions that tutors take away during the training.   

We look forward to using this as an additional way to engage with our attendees, and we encourage you to use this to connect with other UKCISA members. Further information on how to use Padlet will be provided alongside the joining instructions to this training. 


Christopher Benjamin, Advice and Training Officer, UKCISA 

Tema Nwulu, Advice and Training Officer, UKCISA 


  • Date(s): 05 November 2021
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Price: £85 for UKCISA members and Student Unions. £150 for non-members
  • Location: Webinar
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