Putting your child's happiness & safety first

Student safety and wellbeing is always our priority. We want to make sure all of our young learners have a safe, happy, and enjoyable stay.

Our team stay on site so that there is always someone to help students if they have any problems. We also have a nurse or qualified first-aider available at all times, and staff-to-student ratio is at least 1:15 for activities, trips and excursions.

Our policies can be checked here.

Group of students at British Study Centres
Female student outside BSC Brighton with sign LC Square

Close Supervision

In accordance with British Council guidelines and our own welfare policies, all residential students are supervised at all times and students are not permitted to leave the centre without a member of our staff or group leader, and without prior permission.

Those in homestay accommodation will travel by public transport and our team or the group leader will assist and accompany students where possible. After evening activities, students will travel in small groups in pre-ordered taxis back home.

Two young students preparing for IELTS

Supervised Buddy System

At our residential centres, each team member is directly responsible for the welfare and happiness of their buddy group. They check that group-led students and especially individual students are eating properly, looking after personal hygiene, keeping their rooms tidy, and accounting for them at roll call and during fire alarms.

Students do not have a key to their rooms. However, all valuables (passports, tickets, money etc.) are given to the Centre Manager who will lock them in a safe. We also suggest students bring a small padlock.

Young learners staying safe with BSC

Monitoring Excursions

BSC Young Learners provide an enriching excursion programme, where students will be given the opportunity to enjoy unsupervised time within some of the most culturally vibrant locations in the UK, Ireland, France and Malta.

Prior to each excursion, students will receive clear instructions:

  • to stay with their 'buddy' during free time
  • as to which areas are out-of-bounds
  • on local etiquette
  • shown where the emergency meeting point is (which is staffed at all times as well as other duty team members, who’ll continuously monitor the allocated free time area)
  • given clear meeting times
  • and as always, our emergency phone systems will be in place. Students will have the number on their BSC lanyard and wristband (which they must wear at all times).

Young Learner Accommodation

All our Young Learner locations are specially selected for their facilities and suitability.

Students raising their hands in class at BSC Edinburgh

Safeguarding standards

At BSC, we go to great lengths to ensure that all of our staff are suitable for working with children. Our recruitment processes follow the government and NSPCC approved 'Safer Recruitment' guidelines.

We also conduct an enhanced criminal record check on all staff and ensure that they have all received formal training in child protection and safeguarding policy and practices.

A tasty and varied menu

Summer camp catering provides delicious, healthy food every day. Our team meets with the catering manager every day to discuss menu changes, feedback and dietary restrictions for individual students. Here is an idea of our summer school menu:

Breakfast: Alternates between English and continental breakfast. There is always cereal, fruit, yoghurts, bread/toast, juice, milk, tea and coffee.

Lunch and Dinner: A starter of either soup or salad. Main course includes a choice of 2 hot dishes and a vegetarian option, with a salad bar and bread. Fruit, ice cream, puddings and yoghurts are available for dessert.

Young Learners Policies

Can we help you?

If you have any questions about your child's stay with BSC then just get in touch.