This excerpt concerns Guidance on the Immigration Rules, with which colleges wishing to be placed on the Register have agreed to comply. The Rules require that for students seeking visa entry colleges will:
- maintain satisfactory records of enrolment and attendance of students
- provide courses which involve a minimum of 15 hours of organised daytime study per week
- ensure a suitably qualified tutor is present during the hours of study to offer teaching and instruction to the students
- offer courses leading to qualifications recognised by the appropriate accreditation bodies
- employ suitably qualified staff to provide teaching, guidance and support to the students
- provide adequate accommodation, facilities, staffing levels and equipment to support the numbers of students enrolled at the institution, and
- comply with the latest Border and Immigration Agency guidance on notification of absent students.
NB: Failure of a college to comply with the criteria may lead to removal from the Register and the consequent refusal of visas to students seeking to enter the UK.