Young Learners Programme // Junior Courses

Available for students aged 16 - 17 years old

New to 2023, the Young Learners Homestay Programme for students aged 16-17 provides more autonomy than the junior programme. Students can enjoy the independence offered to adult students, whilst taking part in full day excursions and optional activities. Students can stay in either residence or homestay accommodation during their time at ETC. All our homestays are DBS checked and inspected regularly, whilst students staying in residence accommodation are safe and secure with CCTV and staff safeguarding on-site 24/7.

Choose your programme

Residence Programme

Available 7th July - 24th August 2024

- Single room, self-catered with overnight supervision
- 1 full day excursion per week (e.g. to London / Oxford / Bath / Stonehenge) with packed lunch provided by ETC.
- Bus Pass

£695

per week + £100 enrolment fee

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Students can enjoy the independence offered to adult students, whilst taking part in full day excursions and optional activities. Students will be accommodated in a single-room, self-catered accommodation in one of ETC’s partner residences. With CCTV and staff safeguarding on-site 24/7, students are safe and secure in our residential accommodation.

The Young Learners Residence Programme is available throughout the summer

Homestay Programme

Available 23rd June - 24th August 2024

- Shared room, half-board in an ETC homestay
- 1 full day excursion per week (e.g. to London / Oxford / Bath / Stonehenge) with packed lunch provided by ETC.
- Bus Pass

£575

per week + £100 enrolment fee

Students can enjoy the independence offered to adult students, whilst taking part in full day excursions and optional activities. All our homestays are DBS checked and inspected regularly. Students will have a comfortable, clean room with one load of laundry included per week. Students on the Young Learners Programme must be in their accommodation by the 22:00 curfew.

The Young Learners Homestay Programme is available throughout the year

Private Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are available for students following a Young Learners Programme. Please note, we have not included airport transfer in our prices, as the price depends on the numbers of students travelling, the airport and the time of day.  Please see our airport transfer prices:


Shuttle service for Summer 2024

Information for the shuttle service in 2024 will be available shortly.

Age Requirements for Individual Junior Students

  • The minimum age for individual students on the Young Learners Programme is 16.
  • Students aged 16 & 17 may study in an Adult General English class at any time of the year with permission from their parents.
  • Next of kin details must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Signed parental permission forms (signed by the parent) must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Students aged 16 and 17 who are booked onto an adult course programme MUST follow junior policies and procedures, including curfew times.

What we do

  • DBS all staff and homestay providers
  • Require all staff and homestay providers to do a safeguarding course specifically designed for Language Schools
  • Take the safety of all students at ETC seriously
  • Follow government and BC regulations
  • Have close and remote supervision in place for under 18’s:
  • Close supervision is when students are with an ETC member of staff during an activity or lesson.
  • Remote supervision is when students have an activity such as shopping. The activity leader will be in a designated spot that is known to all the students whilst the students shop in small groups
  • Have a variety of accommodation so that parents can choose how much unsupervised free time they would like their child to have.
  • Issue all students with an ETC Identity Card which has the ETC Emergency number on it so students can contact an ETC member of staff 24/7.

Curfew Times

14- 17 year-olds will only be allowed unsupervised free time if this has been agreed and signed by parents before arrival on the Parental Permission form.

16 and 17 year olds must be home by 10pm. You must give your host family or the Residence Manager the details of where you are going, who you are going with and how they can contact you in an emergency. If you are going to an activity or in the care of your group leader, please make sure that your host family has been informed.

Please note that curfew times cannot be extended and if 2 junior students want to stay in the same homestay but they have different curfew times due to their ages, the older student must abide by the younger student’s curfew time.

Residence Accommodation Information

Curfew

If you’re 16 or 17 years old, you are allowed out at night time by yourself if this has been agreed and signed for by your parents before starting ETC (parental permission form). 16 and 17 year olds must be home by 10 pm. Also, you must give the homestay or the residence manager the details of where you are going, who you are going with and how they can contact you for emergency reasons.

Students who are 16 or 17 whose parents have not signed the parental permission form before the course starts or who are under 16 years old are not allowed to leave the residence or homestay without being accompanied by a designated adult. If you are going to be on an activity or in the care of your group leader, please make sure that the host family has been informed.

If you would like to find out more information about our student accommodation in Bournemouth, please contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our professional, friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you with your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are classes?

Each lesson in 45 minutes long.

Students will receive 15 hours of tuition per week, in addition to activities every day during the week and on the weekends.

When can I start studying?

The Junior Programme is available between June and August each year. For exact start dates, please see our Junior Dates & Fees.

Click here to download the Dates & Fees

How do I enrol?

To enrol at ETC, simply click the button below and complete our enrolment form!


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