A Tier 4 General sponsor is given Probationary Sponsor status when it is first granted a licence. A Probationary Sponsor must demonstrate that it can fulfil its sponsorship duties, will continue to do so, and can be trusted to hold Tier 4 General Sponsor status. When a Probationary Sponsor applies for and passes its first annual Basic Compliance Assessment, it will be given Tier 4 General Sponsor status.
These duties include:
- Non-enrolment or late enrolment
Any instance of late or non-enrolment must be reported to the Home Office. Where students fail to meet final deadline for enrolment their immigration permissions may be reviewed.
- Attendance & Participation
Monitoring and reporting on attendance is a critical element of Tier 4 Sponsor status.
- Breaks from Study
In the case of a break in study due to illness or other personal circumstances, the sponsor may choose to defer a Tier 4 student’s course, any such decision must be reported to the Home Office who will in turn issue a curtailment letter to the student.
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