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PostSubject: Dreaming of coming to the UK? Read this!   Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:25 pm

Since the Home Office have tighten immigration laws on the influx of foreign nurses to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Another way had been launched. Please read on and feel free to message me if you require further inquiries.

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Yes, Students are
coming to the UK
to study care courses

by Cynthia Barker
25 May 2007

With the Home Office tightening the rules on Work Permits, increasing numbers of Filipino Carers and Nurses are choosing to come to the UK on Student Visas.

There are a number of reasons why people are going down the Student route - the qualification levels are usually lower, you dont need an employer and its much quicker. Students can also work to help support themselves while they study. In fact Students contribute 4.7 billion to the UK economy.

Mike, a young Filipino, came to the UK in 2006 on a tourist visa to visit his family in Birmingham. He liked the life in the UK and decided to try his luck at finding work. He came to my office with all his papers and CV in January of this year. Mike had previously done a six month Caregiver course in the Philippines, but had no other experience or medical qualification.

I advised Mike that he had no chance of obtaining a Work Permit as a Care Worker, due to lack of relevant experience, and that his Caregiver Certificate was not recognized by the Home Office. However, all was not lost. I pointed out that Mike could come back to the UK as a Student to further his studies in Care. He returned to the Philippines, obtained his Student visa and is now back in the UK just eight weeks later.

Students can select from a huge range of subjects, however, NVQ courses in Health and Social Care are becoming more and more popular with Filipinos.

What are NVQs?

NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are internationally recognised qualifications. Courses are vocational or work related, which means that a large part of an NVQ course will be of a practical nature and involve employment. In order to meet the requirement of 15 hours organised day time study per week, hours spent on a work placement (paid or unpaid) can be taken into account if they are a necessary part of the course and are undertaken with the agreement of the educational establishment.

The NVQ4 Registered Managers Award has also become popular with qualified nurses who wish to pursue managerial studies or posts.

Check out www.visas4students.com for details on a 2-year student NVQ scheme with paid work placement.

What they offer you

Finding the College
Employment opportunities in the UK
Find and book accommodation for your arrival
Assistance in opening a UK bank account and obtaining your National Insurance Number
Full professional support and guidance with your visa application
Welfare Support
They also run free presentations where potential students or their relatives can learn more about the programme and put questions to an immigration expert.

For further details, see www.visas4students.com

If you have any specific questions or comments, or need advice, please email me: cbarker@immigrationmatters.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Dreaming of coming to the UK? Read this!   Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:53 pm

lmfao sunny cherry

hello...just to say assalamualaikum:)
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PostSubject: Re: Dreaming of coming to the UK? Read this!   Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:25 am

merbs wrote:
lmfao sunny cherry

hello...just to say assalamualaikum:)


wa alaykumusalam., bro i suggest to move this topic in "Introduce yourself"
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PostSubject: Re: Dreaming of coming to the UK? Read this!   Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:56 am

The Home Office has held secret talks with one the UK’s biggest care providers, informing them that their overseas Senior Carer Work Permits will not be renewed.



The employer, which owns over 500 Care Homes all over the UK employing more than 40,000 people, told affected staff (holding less than a five year Work Permit) that when their Work Permits expire they will be “dismissed from the company and will have to make arrangements to leave the country”.



The company is still advertising vacancies for Senior Carers on its website. Leading HR Consultant Carmila Legarda thinks this may leave them open to an “unfair and constructive dismissal” claim from Senior Carers losing their jobs.



“Employers who have employed overseas workers for more than two years, effectively making them permanent employees, could find themselves in the potentially tricky situation of being caught between two laws – employment and immigration,” said Carmila, who believes the conflicting laws should be challenged before the courts.



“On the one hand they should continue to employ these workers, who have employment rights, but on the other they are unable to do so because immigration rules prevent them from renewing their Work Permits.”



Their HR Director, who asked us not to name the company, revealed to Immigration Matters that, following queries on a number of Senior Carer Work Permit renewal cases, they were called to a private meeting at the Home Office.



At the meeting, the Home Office (Border and Immigration Agency) made it clear that “the level of expertise to perform the duties of Senior Carer in the Independent Care Sector does not now meet the criteria for issuing a work permit for this position.”



They further added that “all new and renewal applications for a Senior Care Worker Work Permit will be refused.”



Senior Carer Work Permits are finished



Immigration Matters has received a copy of an internal memo sent to Operations and Home Managers on 22 June 2007, prompting dozens of anxious calls from Filipino Senior Care staff worried about their future in the UK. Many of the workers have families and have settled lives here with children at school.



Other major employers have apparently also been privy to inside information not yet published on the Home Office website. I checked the IND website today and could find no mention of a change in policy on Senior Carer Work Permits.


The Home Office are effectively saying, albeit behind closed doors, that Senior Carer Work Permits are over for new and renewal applications.



With the compliance teams doing their best to eradicate existing Work Permits, the future looks bleak for overseas workers and staff-strapped employers.



But is it fair that only a few select large employers are given information which has been withheld from the general public?



Why does the Home Office continue to accept applications for Senior Carer Work Permits which will, after going through the usual charade of pointless “further information” questions, ultimately be refused?



When will the Home Office let the rest of us know what’s going on?



If you have recently lost 190.00 on a Senior Carer Work Permit fee, I suggest you contact your local MP and ask for the matter to be taken up with the Home Secretary. You can find details of your local MP at http://www.parliament.uk



What are the options for Senior Care Work Permit Holders who may find themselves out of a job and forced to leave the country?



Those who have a nursing qualification and an NMC decision letter could apply for the Supervised Practice Placement on a Work Permit Free Visa. If they pass and receive an NMC PIN, they can then look for employment as a nurse.



Married people with a working dependant spouse in the UK may consider assessing their partner’s skills and qualifications, with a view to changing their dependant status.



Some Work Permit holders are considering continuing their studies and upgrading their skills by applying for a student visa.



Bulgarian and Romanian Senior Carers do not need to apply to extend their Work Permit as they have other options under new EU regulations.

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PostSubject: Re: Dreaming of coming to the UK? Read this!   Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:34 am

This is a sad news for our fellow "kababayans" hence there are still hopes in other country. strive harder and goodluck

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