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Rights and responsibilities


First you have the right to choose a course provider in your area. Once you have registered for a course, the course provider must provide confirmation of the planned start date. The course should start within three months of the date of your registration. The course provider must let you know if no course is due to start within this three-month period.

During the course, you have a right to:

  • regular lessons,
  • well-trained teachers, and
  • well-equipped classrooms.

You also have the right to receive an attendance certificate if you attend lessons regularly.

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If you pass the final examination within two years of receiving the attendance certificate, you can claim back half the money you paid for the course.


Your responsibilities include attending and participating in lessons in a proper manner. This means that you should attend lessons regularly and sit the final examination.

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If you are required to attend an integration course, you must, without fail, attend the course regularly and sit the final examination.

You must also pay a contribution towards the costs before the course module starts, unless you are exempt from paying costs. If you do not come to classes you must nevertheless pay for the current course module.

You must always submit the application for exemption from costs before the integration course starts. If you submit the application once the course module has started, you can only be exempted from the costs with effect from the following course module.

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You can obtain further information in your area from:

  • the Migration Advisory Service for Adult Immigrants and the Youth Advisory Service
  • the local immigration offices
  • the employment agency, job centre or relevant local authority institution
  • integration course providers.
Date 18 January 2011

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