Right to Work

Course at a glance

  • 10 mins
  • English


If you are responsible for the recruitment and employment of individuals, then you must carry out a right to work check.

About the course

Illegal working has harmful social and economic effects on the UK;

It often results in the exploitation and mistreatment of illegal migrant workers, as well as undercutting legitimate British business, impacting the employment of people who stay within the law.

So, understandably, all employers have a duty to prevent illegal working.

A right to work check is a simple process to ensure a job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK, before you employ them.

The government takes robust action against employers who use illegal workers, so it's really important you understand the right to work process.

This course will help you comply with the law.

Topics Covered

  • What is a right to work check?
  • The 3-step check
  • Acceptable documents
  • Checking the validity of documents
  • What to do when an applicant cannot show their documents
  • What to do when given false documents

Who is it For?

Anyone responsible for the recruitment and employment of individuals.

Course Format

Learn at your own pace during this exciting, animated explainer course. The course includes an assessment at the end to confirm learners’ understanding of the topics covered.