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UK LANGUAGE COURSES

We educate, inspire and enrich the lives of young people from all over the world through English Language, Sports and British Culture.

Why
Choose
Us?

Why Choose Us?

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EXCELLENT

We aim for excellence in all areas and pride ourselves on being responsive to all enquiries, challenges and customers' needs

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OUTSTANDING

Situated in outstanding, historic and vibrant locations, ranging from the most traditional British Boarding Schools to the newest University Campuses.

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INNOVATIVE

Our academic programme is innovative with a focus on communication and increasing students' confidence in using English.

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CARING

Our team care about our partners, students and leaders.

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EXPERIENCED

We are an experienced company who put the safeguarding of students as a top priority. We offer great quality and excellent personal service.

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Programmes

Summer Language

During June, July and August, UKLC provide high-quality international summer programmes at centres across the UK. We run a range of programmes at each location, including English Plus Multi-Activity, Dance, Drama, Football, Life Skills, and Intensive English and London Explorer programmes at our three London sites.

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English Plus Multi Activity

The “typical” summer programme consisting of a wide variety of activities and sports. Sessions are structured and are coached by specialist staff. Sessions can include tennis, basketball, volleyball, swimming, photography workshops, dance, football, and drama. Students are moved through two or three activities on a rotational basis each session.

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English Plus Dance

For students with a passion for dance. Sessions are led by a specialist dance teacher and the programme works towards an end-of-course performance.

Available Dates
  • Please refer to each location for exact dates
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English Plus Drama

For students with an interest in drama and a desire to improve their English through confidence-building performances. Sessions are led by an instructor who will guide the students through a programme exploring various elements of acting, including improvisation, mime and role play. They will perform at the end of the course either a part of a well-known play or something they have written themselves.

Available Dates
  • Please refer to each location for exact dates
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English Plus Intensive English

This programme consists of additional English lessons for those who really want to maximise their language learning during their stay in the UK. Students will build on the knowledge acquired in their curricular lessons through extra classes taught according to age and level.

Available Dates
  • Please refer to each location for exact dates
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English Plus Football

For students who love football and want to play it every waking minute! Coaching sessions are led by qualified staff and aim to improve each student’s technical skills and abilities.

Available Dates
  • Please refer to each location for exact dates
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English Plus Leadership & Life Skills

The aim of this programme is to prepare for future studies and careers. Students undertake seminars and workshops on topics such as CV writing, interview skills, presentation skills and writing for academic purposes.

Available Dates
  • Please refer to each location for exact dates
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London Explorer

All of our London centres run an English plus London Explorer Programme, allowing students to explore the highlights of the capital from museums, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, The Tower of London, and Notting Hill.

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Wycombe Abbey Summer Programme

UKLC is proud to announce its collaboration with the prestigious boarding school Wycombe Abbey, for the launch of the Wycombe Abbey Summer Programme, an innovative experience for young leaders of tomorrow.

Available Dates
  • Wednesday 3rd July - Wednesday 14th August
  • Start dates: 3rd July, 17th July, 31st July
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Ministays

We work closely with our partners to design and deliver bespoke group packages. They all include full-board accommodation and English tuition.

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Integration into a UK School

UKLC offers groups the opportunity to immerse themselves into the British education system by participating in an integration programme.

Available Dates
  • 7th September 2022 - 27th June 2023
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Alternanza Scuola–Lavoro (ASL or PCTO) (Italy Only)

UKLC are pleased to offer Alternanza Scuola–Lavoro (ASL or PCTO) for Italian groups this year. UKLC are able to offer English + workshops/seminars, and workplace/company visits.

Available Dates
  • 7th August 2022 - 25th June 2023
  • 6th August - 23rd December 2023
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P.O.N. (Italy only)

UKLC are excited to offer programmes specially designed for Italian PON groups in Edinburgh, Bristol and the historic city of Chester. Our locations are perfect for PON groups who would like to travel to the UK. You can choose from accommodation in our modern university campus or with a friendly homestay in the beautiful city of Chester, a serene college in Edinburgh, or in the stunning walled grounds of one of Bristol’s boarding school.

Available Dates
  • 7th August 2022 - 25th June 2023
  • 6th August - 23rd December 2023
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Our Company

Our Company

About Us

UKLC provides residential and homestay English language and activity programmes for students aged 8-17 years. Our aims are simple: to Educate,
Inspire and Enrich future generations.

Educate

Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to improve their English in a safe, relaxed and comfortable environment. English lessons are carefully constructed and developed by our academic team

Inspire

Our friendly and enthusiastic team works hard to ensure that students, group leaders and partners have an unforgettable experience with us. Our directors, management, coordinators, teachers, sports and activity instructors and excursion and activity leaders all aspire to deliver excellence to inspire our students to learn and succeed.

Enrich

Our centres are located in vibrant cities and charming towns that students explore and enjoy during their stay. Students learn about British culture and develop their language skills and increase their confidence as part of the immersive experience. An English Plus programme is available at all of our centres to enrich our courses.

The Team

The Team

CÉLINE ALOÉ

GROUP CEO

CÉLINE ALOÉ

GROUP CEO

I have been in this business for longer than I care to remember. Language learning and teaching have always been more of a passion to me than a job. I feel strongly that the experience that the young people have with us is one that they will remember for a very long time and what I love about our team is that we all care about what we do.

English is an ever more important language in the world and yes, it is a huge benefit to these young people to come to the UK to learn it. However, I believe that it is also a huge benefit to them to experience a different culture, be away from home and have to cope with all that it entails and meet and befriend people their own age from all over the world.

JAGO BROWN

GROUP COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

JAGO BROWN

GROUP COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

I joined the UKLC team in 2019, having spent much of the last 10 years in various senior roles within the sector.

I work across the business functions focusing on structure, systems, new markets and new products, while ensuring that our focus on agency customer delivery is strongly maintained.

I enjoy spending time with our team, discussing our vision for the future and listening to feedback from our wonderful students.

TREGARRAN PERCIVAL

MANAGING DIRECTOR

TREGARRAN PERCIVAL

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Having worked for UKLC since 2009, I now enjoy a role building relationships with agents across the world.

I find my experiences at UKLC as a teacher, excursions & activities manager and centre manager helps me to express the quality and excellence of our schools to prospective students.

The incredible customer return rate is a testament to the hard work our staff put into ensuring students have the most unforgettable time in the UK.

JAMIE BRAILSFORD

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

JAMIE BRAILSFORD

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Having been a part of UKLC since 2010, I know first-hand what a fantastic organisation this is. From starting as a Sports & Activity Instructor in the summer of 2010 to now as a full time member of staff based in the head office. I have witnessed the passion and commitment which is embedded into every centre to ensure they are of the highest standard year after year.

My role as Operations Director means that I am responsible for the excellent delivery of all UKLC programmes. Ensuring that everyone that attends a UKLC programme has a memorable, life-changing experience.

KATYA BONELLO

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

KATYA BONELLO

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

I am so happy to join the head office team at UKLC. I have worked extensively in the Young Learners space with a teaching, operational and sales background, which I have focused on for many years. As Sales and Marketing Director, I am responsible for UKLC summer and year-round junior sales.

I am delighted to work with the esteemed UKLC team, renowned leaders and specialists in the education industry. I'm proud to contribute to their mission.

RAFF CUTOLO

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

RAFF CUTOLO

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

What a journey mine has been with UKLC! I joined the company in the summer of 2005, when I worked as an English and Dance Teacher. I then came back every year and was given the opportunity to develop professionally by covering a variety of roles: Course Director, Centre Manager, Assistant Academic Director. Since 2016 I have been leading the company’s Academic team and I absolutely love it.

Why? Because it’s great to be part of a team that is dedicated to creating innovative programmes for both learners and teachers.

I am very proud of the high quality we offer in our programmes, as well as of the excellent academic profile for which we are known in the industry.

It really is an honour for me to be part of the amazing UKLC family.

LAURA EVANS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

LAURA EVANS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

I’ve been part of the UKLC team since 2013. Over the years I’ve undertaken a number of different roles such as Sports & Activity Instructor, Excursions & Activity Manager and Centre Manager at various locations. Each role has provided me with the knowledge, skills and experience to progress into my current role as Senior Finance Coordinator.

I now help plan & prepare for all our centres to run smoothly and successfully during our busy summer period and all year-round. Ensuring all our activity programmes are educational, fun and memorable, for everyone involved.

JORDAN COOPER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

JORDAN COOPER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Since 2014 I think I have worked in every job role at UKLC, including Sports and Activity Leader, Excursion and Activities Manager, Sales Coordinator and Operations. I am immensely proud to be a part of UKLC, we are a strong team of creative and passionate people. July/August is my favourite (and busiest) time of the year, when I get to deliver our programme to our students. I hope to meet you too one day!

GEORGE WILLIAMS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

GEORGE WILLIAMS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

I first started working for UKLC in summer 2014, as a sports and activity leader. I'm proud to have been part of the UKLC team ever since across a number of summer roles. I'm enjoying my new role in the office team helping operations of our programmes, to ensure every student has a memorable experience.

DAVIDE LOVERA

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

DAVIDE LOVERA

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

I joined the UKLC family in 2012 as a Dance Teacher and it was love at first Summer!
Since then, I was given the chance to grow professionally as I took the roles of Excursion and Activity Manager, Ministay Manager, Centre Manager and now: Regional Operations Manager.
I have a Musical Theatre background and while I was singing and dancing all over the World, I kept working on my professional growth and improving my leadership skills.
I am excited to take on this new role with UKLC. I am proud to work for a company that respects and celebrates its team members and aims at creating the best summer programmes the UK can offer!

JESS GOLDSWORTHY

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

JESS GOLDSWORTHY

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

I joined the UKLC team in 2022 bringing over 10 years of experience in various roles within the industry including teaching (both in the UK and abroad), summer operations and sales and marketing. I love working closely with partner agents to help them find the right destination and programme, ensuring their students have an unforgettable UKLC experience.

CAROLYN RENNOLDSON

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

CAROLYN RENNOLDSON

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

Coordinating the recruitment of the management teams, teachers and sports team for our camps is a challenging role. I take a great pride in the fact that, our camps starts, that I have built a relationship with each and every single person who is working for us. Most importantly, confidently knowing that working for UKLC will be a fun, well-organised and hugely satisfying experience for all involved. The fact that we have such a large staff returnee rate speaks volumes about our company.

HANNAH BURGESS

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

HANNAH BURGESS

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

I first worked with UKLC in when I took part in the Erasmus "leaders in language" programme teaching English in Spain. I have experience in various EFL teaching and activity leading roles and love the summer camp environment! In 2023 I was hugely excited to join the head office team as Operations Coordinator, and work hard in delivering fantastic stays for each and every student!

LOTTIE HOLLOWAY

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

LOTTIE HOLLOWAY

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

I first worked for UKLC as an Excursion and Activity Leader in summer 2022, at the busy Queen Mary University London. I felt so inspired by many students' desire to improve their language skills and to experience British culture.

I am now enjoying the UKLC experience from another perspective as I join the operations team in head office. My role involves booking and planning for groups and I am looking forward to another fantastic season!

MONIKA CERIT

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

MONIKA CERIT

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

I'm delighted to introduce myself as the Bookings Coordinator at UKLC, a role I've held since May 2023. With a background in Sales and Marketing, I bring a wealth of experience in customer engagement and relationship building to this position. I am truly excited about the opportunity to assist agents, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience as they navigate the booking process with UKLC. Let's work together to create unforgettable experiences for students.

KATE CARROLL

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

KATE CARROLL

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

After joining the UKLC team in 2022, I supported recruitment and summer operations before moving to the role of Bookings Coordinator within the sales team. Prior to joining UKLC, I held roles in busy summer schools in the UK and Spain and spent 4 years working in Homestay operations in Chester. As a keen language-learner myself, I bring my passion for languages and cultural exchange to this role and love watching our students learn and grow in confidence.

SARAH HOLBROOK

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

SARAH HOLBROOK

BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

I have recently joined the Head Office team at UKLC as a Bookings Coordinator. I have worked in the industry for over 10 years and I am bringing experience from my years in operations and sales and marketing to the team. The UKLC portfolio of destinations and courses is fantastic and I look forward to working with our partner agencies to find the right programme for their junior students.

CHARLIE STERNDALE-BENNETT

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

CHARLIE STERNDALE-BENNETT

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

I am an experienced academic manager, having spent 4 years working in China where I became a Director of Studies at EF Education First. I returned to the UK in 2021, and began working as a Content Marketing Manager until I was lucky enough to start working for UKLC in the summer as a Course Director before becoming Academic Coordinator.

AMY O'CONNOR

RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

AMY O'CONNOR

RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

My first experience working with UKLC was in 2022, when I took part in the Erasmus teacher training programme in Valencia. Upon returning, I worked in a busy UKLC summer camp, delivering English lessons and activities to our students. My current role as recruitment coordinator involves supporting the onboarding process of our summer team, to ensure everyone is well prepared to deliver an exceptional student experience!

KAREN GRICE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

KAREN GRICE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

I provide support across departments including recruitment and finance, as well as joining the teams on the ground during the peak season. No two days are the same here and I am looking forward to welcoming students into a warm, safe, and exciting UKLC experience this summer!

Why choose UKLC?

Why choose UKLC?

UKLC is an independent, owner-led company which is built on strong, long-running and trusted relationships.  With over twenty years of experience in the ELT sector and working exclusively with Educational Tour Operators, we are a well-known junior course provider who is experienced in creating and delivering specialist, short-term junior programmes.  In 2019, we became an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence.

We have held British Council Accreditation since 2006 and are members of English UK, ALTO and Quality English.

Our aim is to educate, inspire and enrich the lives of everybody we work with.  We strive to be brilliant to work with and have a dedicated Head Office team who make this their goal.  Given that many of our core team began their careers as teachers or sports coaches at our summer centres, we have a wealth of invaluable on-site knowledge and experience to make sure our programmes are delivered to the highest standards.

 

Academic

Academic

We know how important it is for each individual student to find their own path in language learning. We use a wide range of methods to engage and stimulate our students. This is why we have created a curriculum based on the students’ age, level and needs, structured into three different programmes:

  • FUN (Ages 8-11): Engaging lessons that offer a wide range of materials and activities specific for our young learners. It makes games into lessons and lessons into games;
  • CONNECTION (Ages 11-14): Dynamic lessons that include a variety of topics and media, especially designed to reflect the quick-paced interactive world our younger students are growing up in. Available in levels A1-C1;
  • ACTION (Ages 14-17): Lessons specifically designed to engage our older students through more suitable tasks, topics and contemporary issues.
    Available in levels A1-C1.

CONNECTION & ACTION programmes consist of three different lessons a day

  1. TBL (Task-Based Learning)
    During these lessons students are encouraged to complete a task. New language is acquired and skills developed through the task as the students speak and work together.
  2. S&S (Skills & Systems)
    These lessons aim to empower our students’ linguistic awareness and capabilities by working on all language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and systems (grammar, phonology, lexis, discourse), as well as using materials relevant to exam preparation (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, TOEFL, IELTS, GESE).
  3. CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
    These lessons merge CLIL and British Culture. Students learn about art, literature, and science, or about the history and the geography of the UK, while activating their linguistic knowledge.

Placement Tests
We offer classes at all levels from Elementary to Advanced. Students take a placement test on their first day of lessons to ensure they are placed at the correct level*. We also offer a specific test for students with special needs.

Examinations
We offer the option of taking the Trinity College London Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE) on site for courses of 10 days or longer.**

Year-round Programmes

We can offer alternative, bespoke English language lessons for our ministay groups. We can deliver a range of English for Specific Purposes courses on request so please contact the team to discuss your group’s requirements.

Students are taught in class sizes up to 16.

* *Due to the variability of students’ test results, a single class may occasionally
include students of slightly different levels.
**Minimum of 10 students across all groups required to source an examiner.
Welfare

Welfare

As specialists in programmes for young people aged 8-17, the safeguarding of children is fundamental to the way UKLC views and ensures the well-being of its students. We have developed robust systems and processes for managing the welfare of the children in our centres.

STEPS WE TAKE TO ENSURE THE WELFARE OF STUDENTS:

  • All UKLC team members undergo appropriate background and safeguarding checks.
  • A dedicated Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator is appointed to every site during the summer. For year-round groups, our Ministay Coordinators manage safeguarding and welfare support.
  • All students are given an induction lesson highlighting the rules for their centre and all Group Leaders attend an induction meeting wherein they receive safeguarding training when they arrive. This training details their responsibilities and ours.
  • We work with Group Leaders to ensure their students have a safe and enjoyable stay, taking full responsibility for students when they are in lessons and on scheduled activities. We assist Group Leaders in ensuring students’ safety and care outside of scheduled activities and during excursions.
  • The UKLC team is available 24 hours a day for any issues that may arise and there is a 24-hour emergency number for partners, parents and students.
  • All students get a UKLC wristband and lanyard to be worn at all times.
  • Individuals are allocated to a UKLC team member who will act as their Group Leader and point of reference at all times (summer only).
  • Our Operations and Safeguarding Handbook (OSH) is distributed to all team members and is available to download on the website. Policies and procedures for welfare and safeguarding are available on our website and in our downloadable handbooks.

 

STUDENT RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING:

Whilst the physical welfare and safety of our students has always been important, we believe that now, more so than ever, we need to focus on their emotional wellbeing.

In recent years there has been a greater awareness of mental health in young people. An experience away from home, especially in the current global climate, is an opportunity to strengthen that.

Along with sessions on General Safety and e-Safety, we have introduced a new session for every student.

We dedicate lesson time to “Resilience and Wellbeing”. This lesson helps students to process the ever-changing world around them and their ability to adapt to it. We also offer them ideas and tools to manage their own wellbeing.

 

 

OUR BROCHURES OUR BROCHURES

Summary information about all of our courses can be found in our ebrochures – which you can download by clicking the links below.

UKLC Brochure 2024
Work With Us

Work With Us

At UKLC, we love welcoming new people to join our teams!  We thrive on seeing people grow, push themselves out of their comfort zones, gain confidence and move towards reaching their full potential.

Our centres are friendly and inclusive places where you can enjoy being part of a like-minded team and work with people from around the world. We provide full training and support and there are loads of opportunities for development within our centre teams too. We offer attractive benefits including full-board accommodation at no additional cost to you.

If you are looking for summer school work and are passionate about working with young people, UKLC might be able to offer you a role you love which at the same time enables you to gain invaluable experience that you can showcase on your CV.

For more information on the specific job roles available, click the ‘Available Downloads‘ button to download the PDFs or alternatively, visit the titled section tabs below.

To apply for a role with UKLC please use the ‘Apply Now‘ button below to complete our online application form and upload an up-to-date copy of your CV.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The UKLC Recruitment Team

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Teaching

Teaching

Teachers at UKLC are catalysts for changing the way students view the world around them. They enhance students’ discovery, cultural awareness, communication, and usher them into a 21st century way of thinking. Our teachers utilise technology, classroom teaching, and real-life contexts to educate, enrich and inspire students from across the world.

Working within a relaxed and supportive environment, where assistance is not only extended by academic management but also by fellow team members, gives you the platform you need to succeed.

We offer you the chance to work in a well-planned and organised setting, encompassing your teaching materials, with the added flexibility to incorporate your personally crafted lesson plans.

Our approach includes access to a diverse bank of captivating task-based learning resources and comprehensive training to support you along the way.

The emphasis lies in creating an environment that transcends being a temporary summer job, offering you an avenue for professional growth, the establishment of new teaching connections and friendships, the accumulation of valuable experience and innovative teaching ideas to enrich your career, with the potential of returning to us in the future.

A brief overview of the roles available:

Teacher and Activity Leader: Teacher and Activity Leaders are required to plan and deliver effective EFL lessons, complete relevant administration and participate fully in the activity, sport and excursion programme.

Full Time Teacher: Full Time Teachers are required to plan and deliver effective EFL lessons, complete relevant administration and participate in the activity, sport and excursion programme whenever necessary.

To learn more about the roles available, click the ‘Available Downloads‘ button above. To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now‘ button below.

 

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Sports & Activities

Sports & Activities

The following roles help to organise and deliver the social side of the students’ stay. Social activities offer the students a balance to the academic programme, an opportunity to explore the new environment and enjoy different experiences and a chance to mix with fellow students.  The social programme is divided into three parts, sport and activity sessions, evening activities and excursions.

Sport and Activity Instructor: SAIs are responsible for implementing and delivering the sport and activity programme in conjunction with the Sport & Activity Co-ordinator. Their main responsibility is to make the sports and activities fun and safe for everyone involved.

Please note that we have some SAI positions available for people who are specialised in dance, drama or football.  If you hold the relevant qualification/s and are interested in taking on one of these roles, please email [email protected] for more information.

Sport Coordinator: The Sport & Activity Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the sport and activity programme in conjunction with the Excursion and Activity Manager.

Excursion and Activity Leader: The Excursion and Activity Leader (London centres only) is responsible for leading and delivering the excursion and activity programme in conjunction with the Excursion & Activity Manager and Excursion & Activity Coordinator. Their main responsibility is to make the excursions and activities fun and safe for everyone involved.

 Excursion and Activity Coordinator: The Excursion & Activity Coordinator (London centres only) is responsible for planning and implementing the activity programme in conjunction with the Excursion and Activity Manager.

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Management

Management

Summer school management is in a world of its own and is not for the faint-hearted!  It can be fast-paced and carry a heavy workload yet it is incredibly rewarding when you know you have made a positive change to the lives of the young people in our care or indeed members of your own team.  It might be a temporary job but no two days are ever the same and you get to be part of an exhilarating mix of cultures, people and situations.

To say it is hectic is an understatement but to certain high-achieving, well-organised, skilled individuals with a killer sense of humour, it is a lot of fun (and somewhat addictive!). If you feel you have the necessary experience, skills and qualifications to join our management teams then we would love to hear from you!

A brief overview of each role:

Centre Manager: The Centre Manager has overall responsibility for the centre, the team and the students. They oversee the smooth running of the course, manage all aspects of the centre and ensure that any problems are solved quickly and effectively.

Course Director (DoS): The Course Director is responsible for implementing the didactic programme. This involves all academic administration and the management of the teaching team.

Excursion and Activity Manager: The Excursion and Activity Manager is responsible for overseeing all sports, activities, visits and excursions and managing the relevant team members.

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Safeguarding & Welfare

Safeguarding & Welfare

Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator: The SWC will assist the Centre Management Team in implementing UKLC Safeguarding policies and ensuring that the centre is fully compliant. They will provide the necessary support in order to ensure that matters of safeguarding and the promotion of student welfare are paramount. In addition, they will make certain that the UKLC team, Group Leaders and students understand and adhere to the UKLC Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy as referred to in the Operating and Safeguarding Handbook (OSH).

House Parent: House Parents are responsible for the residential house(s) at selected centres with an active role in student welfare and safeguarding including health & safety and discipline.

Homestay Coordinator: The Homestay Co-ordinator is responsible for placing students in their pre-allocated families, communicating new information to the students, Group Leaders and host families regarding the programme and ensuring students arrive for scheduled classes / activities.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Banan, Teacher and Activity Leader

Banan, Teacher and Activity Leader

Reflecting on my enriching journey with UKLC, I eagerly anticipate another summer of growth and opportunity. UKLC provided me with my first official teaching experience, a pivotal step that I am immensely grateful for. I am already in love with teaching and I am committed to enhancing my teaching skills.
The steadfast support from UKLC's management team has been transformative. Each day, I felt a surge in confidence as they empowered me to excel. As a recent university graduate, this experience allowed me to showcase my abilities in a real-world context, making my post-graduation journey profoundly positive.
UKLC will be an invaluable chapter in my professional life. I'm excited to continue this incredible journey, knowing that each day brings fresh chances for growth, learning, and empowerment. Here's to another fantastic summer ahead!

Bethany, Sport and Activity Instructor

Bethany, Sport and Activity Instructor

There is never a dull moment when working for UKLC! Whether you're running activity sessions, going on excursions, or organising evening entertainment, there's always something to get stuck into. Highlights from my summer include singing along to Ed Sheeran's Perfect at karaoke night with a whole hall full of students, getting coffee with my colleagues when on break in London, and chatting with the students during friendship bracelet making sessions. Working for UKLC has strengthened my public speaking, communication, and leadership skills, as well as greatly improving my confidence. It was a summer I'll never forget.

Emily, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

Emily, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

My journey working for UKLC started at Queen Anne’s school in Reading in summer 2017. I had recently completed a course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language so I was keen to put my new qualification to use. I started off as a Teacher and Activity Leader. With the exception of the COVID-19 years, I have returned to UKLC every summer since.
In 2022, I was the Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator at Queen Mary University, London - a job which I felt gave me so much confidence and experience. I have worked with and met some of the most incredible, unique and kindest people through UKLC (many of whom have become close friends of mine).
Returning each summer is amazing as I get to develop in different roles, visit new centres and meet a huge variety of people (and learn a lot about myself too!).
Outside of UKLC, I work as a Residential Houseparent in a boarding school in Chester and have worked in similar roles, as well as an EAL Teacher, in other parts of the U.K.

Nelson, Centre Manager

Nelson, Centre Manager

It was my first experience as a Centre Manager and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling slightly overwhelmed at first. However, the around the clock support from Head Office was brilliant. Also working alongside like-minded people who cared and had a shared vision was a pleasure. The most rewarding part was seeing our students graduate, leaving happy with positive memories!

Shannon, Excursion and Activity Coordinator

Shannon, Excursion and Activity Coordinator

What do I love about UKLC? Everything! Since 2019, UKLC has majorly contributed to my growing confidence, resilience and my passion for inspiring children. If there's one language company that beautifully blends education, diversity and fun together, it's UKLC. So there's no need to ask me: "What are you doing next summer?" because I think you know my answer!

Amelia, Excursion and Activity Manager

Amelia, Excursion and Activity Manager

If I could describe my time working for UKLC in one word, it would be rewarding. I mean this in many ways and not just one. This year was incredibly challenging and when I doubted myself, the team were there to pick me up and remind me I was doing a good job. I am grateful for this as it made me realise I can push myself past whatever limits I thought I had.
One of the best feelings is when, after a tough day, a student will come back from an excursion and say they had an amazing time or they had a conversation with a store owner in English and they are so proud of themselves. It makes the tough times worth it. I just had one thing to remember -I was making a difference to the students and that’s a pretty amazing thing in itself.

Jennie, Sport and Activity Instructor

Jennie, Sport and Activity Instructor

I had the best time working for UKLC this summer. I got to explore a new city, meet so many lovely people and expand my mind. Working at UKLC taught me so many skills, such as leadership, adaptability, communication and organisation. I loved running the evening activities and seeing children from different countries work with each other and make friends despite the language barriers. The experience was very rewarding and improved my confidence, patience and teaching skills.

Adriana, Course Director

Adriana, Course Director

I had the pleasure of working at UKLC this past summer, and it was an incredible experience. From the moment I joined the team, I felt like I was part of a tight-knit and supportive community that shared a common goal: providing an exceptional summer program for our students.
The teamwork and camaraderie among the staff were exceptional. We collaborated seamlessly to ensure that the summer school ran smoothly. The support and guidance from my colleagues and management team were invaluable, and I was constantly learning and growing in my role.
If you're looking for a rewarding and supportive work environment where you can make a real difference in students' lives, gain valuable experience, and meet extraordinary people, this is the place to be. Thank you to the entire team for an unforgettable summer and a truly enriching work experience.

Jack, Teacher and Activity Leader

Jack, Teacher and Activity Leader

This summer was my first working with UKLC and I've taken a fair few memories away with me. One of the most rewarding things about the job was teaching students from all over the world. It was a joy to spend time with people from countries and cultures that I normally would never get the opportunity to. It made me realise how different, but totally similar we all are! Also, seeing the students' smiling faces as we waved them off made all the long hours worthwhile; knowing they will remember their summer for the rest of their lives, and that you played a massive part in that, is a hugely enrichening feeling. Lastly, I was lucky enough to meet a handful of UKLC staff that I can see myself keeping in touch with for the rest of my life. For that, I'm super grateful.

Oni, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

Oni, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

This year was my first time working with UKLC and I'm so glad that I did! The UKLC team are so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. I've learnt so much about safeguarding and how to actively promote the welfare or children and the summer was lots of fun. I look forward to next year!

Ruth, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

Ruth, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

This was my first year working at UKLC as a Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator and the experience was unique, enjoyable and rewarding. The support throughout the summer is incredible and you really feel like you are part of a team from day one! There is always someone who is willing to provide a helping hand both within the centre management teams and head office. The training that I received prior to the summer was incredibly valuable and allowed me to feel comfortable starting a new role. Working at UKLC provided memories that I will cherish and I am already looking forward to next summer!

Phoebe, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

Phoebe, Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator

I had the privilege of being part of UKLC summer 2023 and from the very beginning, this job provided me with valuable insights and experiences that I will carry with me throughout my career. It allowed me to grow both personally and professionally and I am extremely thankful for that.
One of the aspects that stood out to me during my time was this sense of unity and teamwork that made the summer more fulfilling. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the 2023 summer team and I would like to express my appreciation to everyone for their guidance and support. I am excited to carry the lessons I've learned here with me into the future. I wholeheartedly recommend this job to anyone seeking valuable experience and personal growth.

FAQs

FAQs

How do I apply?

To apply for a position with UKLC, visit our 'Work with Us' tab below and click on the 'Apply Now' button.
This will take you to our online application form. You can then select the role you are interested in, complete the application form and upload your CV.

Do I need to be qualified to apply?

To learn more about the specific requirements for each role, visit the titled section tabs below where you can download each of the job descriptions.

Do I need to have experience?

We welcome anyone with relevant experience either in sports coaching or EFL. However, we are happy to consider newly qualified teachers and instructors who are looking to gain their first experience in a friendly and supportive environment.

How do you decide which centre you will send me to?

On our application form you can state your three preferences and these will be taken into consideration. We try as hard as possible to offer work to people in the locations they request but be aware that some of the most popular centres will fill up quickly.
Also, as we have a strong policy of team development, we like to offer priority to returning team members in terms of centre choice and contract length.

How many working weeks will be available?

The contract lengths vary from centre to centre, ranging from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of eight weeks.

Where and when will I be interviewed?

Candidates are invited for a remote interview (usually by Zoom or Microsoft Teams) conducted by a member of the Recruitment Team.

For management positions, there is a two-stage interview, the first with a member of our Recruitment Team and the second with a member of the our Senior Leadership Team.

CONTACT US

Do you have students aged between 8 and 17 years old looking for a high-quality English Language course in the UK?

We can offer you an excellent international summer camp in June, July and August, or we’d be delighted to discuss a tailored mini-stay English language programme to suit the needs of your group at any other time of the year.

We can also put you in touch with an approved educational tour operator in your area. Send us an enquiry here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Are you an agent organising residential English language programmes for young people? Are you interested in representing UKLC? Contact us for more information: [email protected] 

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