A lot of confusion comes up from the students about Highly Trusted sponsor and ‘A’ trusted category of Tier 4 sponsor. I got a vast questions and email on this issue. Today I want to explain what is Highly Trusted Sponsor and ‘A’ Trusted Sponsor.
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Let me start from ‘A’ Trusted sponsor. ‘A’ Trusted sponsor/rated sponsor is a category of Uk Tier 4 student immigration system. If a college or university hold ‘A’ rating that means they have rights to bring overseas students in Uk. Generally A-rated sponsor can certify that he/she will be responsible for your maintenance on your Certificate of Sponsorship. So having a conformation of acceptance for studies (CAS) from a licensed sponsor (college or university) containing an unconditional offer of a place on a course of study at an acceptable level (points awarded 30).
What is Highly Trusted Sponsor?
This is an another appendix of Tier 4 student visa. Literally Highly trusted sponsor is an upgrade version of ‘A’ rating system which ensure standardization of immigration. Highly trusted sponsors (HTS) has few special benefits that other rating system doesn’t comply with it. HTS have all the facilities as ‘A’ rating system.
A sponsor with a Highly Trusted sponsor licence will be able to offer the following courses to international students under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system: courses at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 3 and equivalents; and courses below degree level that encompass a work placement. Other sponsors will no longer be able to offer these courses (other than foundation degree courses containing work placements) under Tier 4 (General). Highly Trusted sponsors will still need to comply with the work placement requirements as set out in the Tier 4 sponsor guidance.
These are the main differences between highly trusted sponsor and ‘A’ rating system. I tried to describe as per my knowledge, if anyone know’s more depth of Tier 4 immigration system then please share with us and leave a quote what you want to know. Cheers!