The College has been approved as a licensed sponsor under tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) scheme. This means the College can issue Certificates of Sponsorship to non EEA students in order for them to complete the Scheme for Registration in the UK.
Students wishing to apply for the Certificate of Sponsorship from the College will need to meet the following criteria:
Follow the links below for more information on the tier 5 (GAE) visa, guidance on the process of issuing Certificates of Sponsorship and FAQs.
It's important to note: If you plan to switch from a tier 4 visa to a tier 5 GAE visa, please notify the College at least twelve weeks before your current visa expires. You will not be able to enrol or start your pre-registration period until your visa application has been approved and you have notified the College and provided evidence of such. If you are already enrolled on the Scheme for Registration when your visa expires you will not be able to continue until you have a current visa. This is because of the following reasons:
If you have a temporary contract as a support member of staff in a practice, whilst you wait for your tier 5 GAE visa, then you will be able to carry out those functions appropriate to a support member of staff e.g. dispensing to other than exempt groups, pre-examination screening etc. but as this will not have been carried out whilst you were in pre-registration training, it cannot count towards any of your pre-registration targets i.e. patient episodes or dispensing numbers.
For further information contact: