Tier 4 sponsor licence

James Field made this Freedom of Information request to University Centre Somerset

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Somerset College of Arts and Technology,
Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration
(and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of
assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment
included direct investigation of the practical application of
admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual
applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your
institution) or whether only a general appraisal of policy
relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct
investigation of its practical application.

Yours faithfully,

James Field

Dear Mr Field

You have requested the following information as a Freedom of Information Request:

Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier 4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration (and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.

The answer to your question is: No.

As the answer to your question is No, we have therefore not responded to your question:

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment included direct investigation of the practical application of admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your institution) or whether only a general appraisal of policy relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct investigation of its practical application.

I hope you are satisfied with the responses provided. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original email and should be addressed to: Mr P Apps, ICT Manager, at the email address above, or the postal address below.

Liz Hurst
Vice Principal Finance & Resources
Somerset College
Wellington Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 5AX
Tel:  01823 366440
Fax:  01823 366346 
www.somerset.ac.uk

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