Under 18 Students

If you are aged 16-17, you can join one of our courses with parental consent. As an under-18 student, you will mix with students aged 18+ during your time with us and whilst you are welcomed onto an adult course we have put some extra support in place to cater to their age.

All pre-arrival information is to be received 2 weeks in advance of the start date. If you have a late booking request (within two weeks of the student’s requested start date), please feel free to get in touch with LILA* College to see if we can accommodate this. However, we can’t guarantee availability for young adults at this short notice.

Safeguarding for Young Adults

  • Can access adult programmes with parental consent
  • Can attend our social programme unaccompanied/unsupervised if age appropriate. For example walking tours, museum visits and weekend excursions to local cities
  • Can travel by public transport to other areas outside of Liverpool IF safeguarding deems it’s safe and reasonable to do so and with parental consent (restrictions may be put in place as deemed appropriate)
  • Will be mixed with adults
  • May have no supervision when not on a LILA* College scheduled activity
  • LILA* College has to book airport transfers for all Young Adults (£85 one way from Manchester Airport and £40 one way from Liverpool John Lennon Airport) unless they are accompanied by a family guardian on arrival
  • Must be in accommodation by 11pm every night with no exception
  • Must not stay overnight anywhere but their allocated accommodation. In special circumstances overnight stays that are not in approved accommodation must be approved by LILA* College’s safeguarding team prior to booking. The decision of the safeguarding team may override parental consent
  • Must not buy or consume alcohol, cigarettes or other illegal substances

Additional level of care

At LILA* College, we have a healthy focus on the safety and welfare of young people. LILA* College staff know which students are ‘Young Adults’, and we know that it can sometimes be an overwhelming time whilst settling into a new school/country. For this reason, we offer an additional level of care including:

  • Additional induction for young adults with a specific young adult focus
  • Weekly welfare checks with the safeguarding team
  • Access to 24-hour emergency contact
  • Coloured lanyards to identify young adults to staff and other students
  • Parent contact details were obtained to ensure regular contact if needed

Dedicated young adult contacts in the school:

  • Victoria Bligh
  • Simone Amaglio
  • Jim Pearson

As soon as our young adults book a course they will be provided with our young adult welcome pack. This gives students and parents all the key information about:

  • Preparing for your trip
  • What to expect on arrival
  • Parental agreement
  • Student code of conduct
  • Time at LILA* College – course, accommodation & activities
  • Life in the UK

Are you a current young adult with questions?

For emergencies please use the emergency number below:

Under 18 students only: 07721 852035

Please complete a student request form if you would like to do any of the following:

  • Change your course
  • Change the time of your class
  • Request a holiday
  • Private welfare meeting
  • Change your details
  • Extend or change your accommodation
  • Help to register with a doctor
  • Help with exam application forms
  • Request an airport transfer

Visit our useful information for everything you will need during your time in Liverpool, including emergency contact numbers, public transport and student health.