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Support for under 18s

We offer support to students under the age of 18, including those studying on ESOL programmes.

International students under 18 are encouraged to book Homestay accommodation. We recommend Host Link, who also offer a ‘Guardianship’ service. We work in partnership with Host Link to ensure you are well supported during your stay. There is a curfew and rules in place that students are expected to follow.

If you are an international student under 18 and do not book host family accommodation, we will need a letter from your parent/ guardian explaining any arrangements they have made.

When you arrive, the International team will help you register with the police and the doctor, and help you get settled into life in the UK. If you need to see a doctor or a dentist during your stay, the International team will also help you book an appointment.

If you have any problems during your course, you can ask for help from your tutor, the Student Support team or the International team. All our staff are trained in child protection and safeguarding, and have had a criminal record check (DBS).

There is a 24 hour emergency phone for all international students: +44 (0)7827323945. You can call the number if you have any serious problems.

We look forward to welcoming you to Activate Learning. If you have any questions, please contact: