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What is Parental Consent?

FAQs: Young Learners Courses

What is Parental Consent?

Parental Consent means that the College has the right to act on behalf of parents in the best interest of the child.

In the UK, you are a child until your are 18.

  • There are some decisions you are not allowed to make on your own
  • You have additional rights
  • There are some things
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What if my child is too ill to attend?

If staying in Homestay, your child's host will contact the College.

If your child is well enough/old enough to be left alone, the host may do so.

If your child is not old enough to be left alone and the host will be out, we either send a member of staff to babysit, or we

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Does my child have to attend all their lessons?

Yes!  We check our junior classes within the first 5 minutes of the start of the first lesson and start to look for any students who have not arrived.  Junior students must attend all lessons and all Saturday Excursions. The only exception to the rule for Saturday Excursions is for students staying with family or

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Can we come as a family?

Yes!  Melton College almost always runs Gold Courses (for those aged 40+) and Young Learners' Courses at the same time!  This means parents can join the Gold Course and kids the Young Learners' Course.

Am I an adult if I turn 18 during the course?

If you are under 18 on the first Sunday you arrive, the College will consider you a child even if you turn 18 during the course. This means that the curfews and rules for under 18s will apply during your time at the college.

What are the minimum and maximum ages for courses at the College?

Gold: 40+.
Young Learners: 11-19. (10 if coming with a parent)

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What rules do I need to follow on excursions?

Please check you have received and understood any safety information given to you before visits and excursions. Make sure you follow safety instructions given on the trip either verbally or in writing by the staff leading the trip or by staff employed at the venue. ‘Read More’ for full list of rules.

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What are the rules in class?

In order to get the most out of your experience at the College, there are a number of rules we expect students to follow in class. Please ‘Read More’ for details

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What are the rules for students under 18?

If you are under 18 years old then the law says that the College is responsible for you. This does not mean we think you are a child but it does mean that we must think about what is best for you in the way that a parent would.

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Do you provide travel insurance?

We can arrange travel insurance, but it is not automatically included in your course. You can download the details of the insurance we offer in the download section.

How do I pay for my course?

Flywire is our preferred method of payment and payment for your course is due at least 5 weeks before the course start date.

Can I start any Monday?

It depends which course you are following, please ‘Read More’ for details.

Who will be in my class? And how many students will be there?

For all courses at the College the maximum number of students in each class is 14.

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What if the level of the class is too low or too high for me?

If after you have completed your first day in the College you think you should be in another level please speak to the Director of Studies.

Will I have the same teacher for all my classes?

Generally, you will be taught by three different teachers during a full day.

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Where will my classes be?

All your classes will be at Melton College.

Will I get a certificate when I finish the course or pass an examination?

Every student receives a certificate from Melton College

Are social activities and excursions included in the fees?

Gold Courses: Yes, all timetabled activities and excursions are included in the fees.

Winter, Easter, Summer and October: The activities and excursions are all included. There is a charge for the optional extra activities.



Do you arrange weekend excursions?

During our Summer Course, Winter, Easter and October Course and the Gold Course we have excursions every weekend. We are happy to assist you to arrange your own excursion and help you with any travel/transport questions you may have.

Do you accept beginners?

We do not accept beginners on any of our courses. The minimum level for our General English, Gold, Summer and Young Learner Courses is A2, demonstrating a certain degree of confidence in conversation. Our IELTS PREP Course is aimed at Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.

Can I keep the materials I am given in class?

At the start of their course all students are given a folder in which to collect and keep worksheets completed and the work done in lessons. Students take this home at the end of their course.

Do you ever ask students to leave the College?

We would ask students to leave the College if they behaved in an unacceptable manner, did not attend class, broke the law, or did not pay for their course/accomodation. Please ‘Read More’ for details.

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