Diploma in immigration enforcement

Level 3 Diploma in immigration enforcement


The Level 3 Diploma in Immigration Enforcement has been designed to meet the learning and development needs of staff working in Immigration Enforcement (IE). It is specifically aimed at the Assistant Immigration Officer – Immigration Officer training pathway. This pathway enables new and existing arrest staff to progress to fully skilled frontline immigration officers and to demonstrate consistent competence in the execution of their operational duties.

Course Information

This qualification is a key part of the overall strategy to professionalise IE staff and to improve and maintain the quality and consistency of their work. Having professionally accredited officers helps to secure public confidence. It also provides reassurance that officers have the right level of skills and knowledge, which they apply in a transparent, consistent manner which meets clearly defined standards. The Immigration Officer training pathway also supports operational delivery in the wider Home Office and across the whole of the Civil Service. Seven out of ten civil servants work in operational delivery, ranging from border control to court administration, benefits and pensions processing and giving advice on tax. Much of the public’s perception of the Civil Service is formed by how well these services are delivered. The Immigration Officer training pathway supports this initiative and provides those who progress through the accredited programme with an introduction to the profession.

Minimum Required Kit List

Laptop with Microsoft word and power point

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Course Dates

1st of  every month

Course Length

660 hours and 163 GLH

Course Cost



This qualification can be assessed by a portfolio of evidence


This qualification is designed to accredit the knowledge and skills required for working in immigration enforcement. The Level 3 Diploma in Immigration Enforcement includes a total of 13 units. Learners must complete all the units to achieve 66 credits. The unit titles and credit values are shown in the table below


Skill Prerequisites

  • 18 Years +
  • Level 1 English Language
*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


  • legislation and the legal framework for immigration enforcement
  • Understanding immigration control and immigration enforcement work
  • Understanding illegal entry and
  • administrative removal in immigration enforcement
  • Communication, observation and questioning skills in immigration
  • enforcement
  • Note taking and witness statements in immigration enforcement
  • Fingerprinting in immigration enforcement
  • Conducting lower tier immigration enforcement visits
  • Carrying out searches to support immigration enforcement
  • Interviewing individuals and serving papers in immigration enforcement
  • Arresting, cautioning and detaining individuals for immigration offences

Assessing passports and other travel documentation for immigration enforcement purposes