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A home away from home

The College offers accommodation to students through homestay and Higher Education Halls of Residence

Homestay accommodation

Ideal for college students who are new to the UK

Homestay accomodation

We strongly recommend you go into homestay when you first arrive, and our advice would be to stay with the family for the first year. The reason for this is very simple - in a family your English ability will develop very quickly because you are having to listen and speak English all the time. The College, as a child care organisation, is a member of the Bournemouth and Poole Language Liaison Committee, and is subject to Ofsted Care Standards Inspection.

Our homestay accommodation is carefully selected and host families are monitored on a regular basis. Students are then matched to a family that suit their requirements. Students can choose to stay in a single or twin room during their stay at a host family. Homestay accommodation also provides breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday and lunch is provided at the weekend. Families will vary in terms of what they offer but there is a minimum level of support and service that The College insists on for students. Equally the student should understand that they are living in a family home and must be sure to observe the rules of the house. The minimum length of stay with a host family is 4 weeks (group bookings have their own agreement). Students under 18 years of age will require written permission from a parent or guardian before a student moves from College-arranged homestay accommodation.

However, if you are dissatisfied after you have approached the Accommodation Officer you can approach the Office of Standards in Education (Ofsted) directly, to complain via the contact details below. You can also view the National Minimum Standards here.

Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD
Tel: 0300 123 1231

Application forms and agreements

Student Application Form
Agreement for Students
Host Family Application Form
Agreement for Host Families

Contact information

To find out more information on accommodation or request an application form to become and host please contact the Accommodation Officer.

Telephone: 01202 205317