Tier System

Tier System

A points-based system used to guide immigration to the UK, which was developed by the Home Office and implemented in 2008. The Tier System replaced the work permit system, and requires employers who recruit and employ migrants from outside the EEA and Switzerland to hold a sponsorship licence and issue certificates of sponsorship to migrants they wish to employ.

Tier System
Tier 1—Highly skilled individuals to contribute to growth and productivity;
Tier 2—Skilled workers with a job offer to fill gaps in the UK labour force;
Tier 3—Low skilled workers needed to fill specific temporary labour shortages (indefinitely suspended);
Tier 4—Students;
Tier 5—Youth mobility and temporary workers.
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Mr Burden said: "We had a two tier system when I was at school and those who did CSEs had their aspirations capped.
General Secretary Christine Blower said: "It will lead to a two tier system with technical schools being seen as the poor cousin.
I AM WRITING with regards to the Shelley College proposals to admit year 7 and 8 pupils and force our schools into a two tier system.
In County Durham a three month consultation will begin on if to replace the existing two tier system of a County Council doing some functions and districts doing others with a single all purpose authority.
The decision, by the county's school organisation committee, disappointed campaigners who want to keep the three tier system.
I have a lot of problems with the tier system,'' Feinstein said, noting it also greatly expands the visa program.
Essentially, they want to destroy the three tier system.
A row has also broken out between political parties on the council after crucial questions about asking parents which tier system would be better for their children were removed from a consultation paper.