TrainingASAP offers training on all aspects of asylum support including asylum support appeals


ASAP has been providing representation, advice and advocacy on asylum support matters for over 10 years.  As one of the UK’s leading asylum support charities, we are uniquely placed to provide expert training to frontline organisations.  All our trainers have experience of representing at the Asylum Support Tribunal, which allows them to provide expert advice and training.

We offer a range of training packages:

If your organisation requires bespoke training on any aspects of asylum support law, please contact Aideen Woods at aideen@asaproject.org.uk.

We offer the following courses:

Beginners course

Introduction to Asylum Support for Beginners

This training provides an overview of the asylum support system. Participants should be from organisations that work directly with asylum seekers but are not expected to have an in-depth knowledge of the asylum support system. After this training, participants should be able to identify the type of support a client could access and what type of evidence they need to support this application

Intermediate course

Asylum support for advisers

Tips and advice on completing ASF1, best practice, and identify the best evidence to support it. This training is those who have a working knowledge of the asylum support system who what to improve this knowledge so that they can assist clients with successful applications for support. The training will also cover the appeals process. Training will increase confidence in using the legislation, key cases and Home Office asylum support policies. 

Advanced courses

Asylum support appeals 

This training provides an overview of the asylum support appeals process. It is a top up session for those who have a good knowledge of the asylum support system. This session will not provide an overview of asylum support. Advisers are expected to have a working knowledge of asylum support application process. After this training, participants should be able help clients submit an appeal and be confident in using policy and legislation to appeal negative Home Office decisions.

Further Submissions, JR and Asylum Support

This training is a top up session for those who have a good knowledge of the asylum support system. This session should increase your understanding of the basis of reg 3(2)(e), the relevant case law and Home Office policies.  It aims to improve your knowledge of what happens in practise at the AST so that you can better assist your clients with applications and appeals

Destitution Test

This training is a top up session for those who have a good knowledge of the asylum support system. It examines in detail definition of destitution that is relevant to asylum support applications. It examines the difference between S98 and S95 applications and what evidence to provide. 

Recent feedback from participants

Recently, we have provided training to advisors who work at the British Red Cross, UKLGIG, Refugee Action (Liverpool), Asylum Link, the Refugee Council, Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre, Praxis, Welsh Refugee Council, Kent Refugee Help and many others.  Here are a few quotes from recent participants: 

“The teacher was excellent, very engaging and interesting.  A good pace for the vast amount of information given” CAB advisor, Liverpool, June 2015

 “I had referred to the duty scheme before and this training will encourage me to do so more often” Glasgow, March 2016

 “I have more knowledge of the asylum support system, feel more confident in making asylum support applications, more confident about filing in appeal forms and more knowledgeable about my role in the appeal process” Red Cross Advisor, Glasgow, March 2016

 

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