What do I do if a student defers or fails to start their course?

Contact should be made with the student to ascertain the reason for deferring or failing to start the course. Detailed records of the contact should be maintained and reporting to the Home Office is necessary. If it is related to the Coronavirus crisis, it should not be necessary to withdraw sponsorship. The Home Office have stated that they will keep the situation under review, particularly where a potential repeat of a period of study is necessary.