SMS Level 1 & 2 User Training

Practical compliance training for licensed sponsors. Learn how to use the Sponsorship Management System correctly and efficiently to avoid licence breaches.

"Knowing how to manage your company's sponsor licence is the most effective and practical way to stay compliant and avoid Home Office penalties."

Interactive SMS user training

Licensed sponsors are under strict legal obligations to meet their compliance duties, or face enforcement action.

A significant part of the compliance burden falls on the company’s level 1 & level 2 SMS users, who have to know how to use the Sponsorship Management System (SMS) to discharge their company’s compliance duties.

As a level 1 or level 2 SMS user, you are probably heavily involved in your company’s day-to-day immigration work, but this doesn’t make the system any more intuitive or user-friendly.

The Sponsorship Management System is notoriously difficult to use, and the Home Office’s SMS user guidance is just as complicated.

Many companies also have only a small number of sponsored workers, so when you do need to log onto the system, you may not be sure how to use it.

With no one to ask for help, level 1 and 2 users are often left worried about making a mistake and exposing their company to compliance penalties.

How we can help

Our SMS Level 1 & Level 2 User training course is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to use the Sponsorship Management System correctly and efficiently.

During this highly practical and interactive session, our immigration experts will provide step-by-step guidance, including:

1.Insight into the Sponsor Management System and its main functions
2.Checking the number of COS you have allocated
3.How to draft and submit an application in the SMS system for more COS allocations
4.How to review and change key personnel
5.How to review and change business / company information
6.Understanding how use the SMS to meet your compliance obligations
7.Understanding how to carry out your reporting duties
8.How to terminate employee sponsorship
9.How to apply to renew your PBS Licence
10.Train you on how to engage with UKVI and what documentation is to be sent to the Home Office following submissions on the SMS

You will come away with a thorough understanding of how to navigate the SMS and how to use the system to meet your company’s compliance duties.

Sessions have limited capacity to provide maximum benefit for delegates.

Find out more

For more information about our SMS user training and to find out when our next sessions are taking place, contact us.

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