Junior Vacation (13-17)

Junior Vacation courses provide full education, activity, social and event programmes for students from all over the world. Junior Vacation courses combine British hospitality in a carefully selected homestay with a full programme of study and activity. There are spring, summer & autumn courses at the college and in summer BLC uses the facilities of the University of Brighton, Grand Parade. All teenage courses run 7 nights Sunday to Sunday for arrivals and departures.

» Full board homestay accommodation
» Weekly bus pass (Monday – Sunday)
» On-line entry test
» Saturday full day excursion
» 7 night accommodation/week
» Certificate of Completion
» English tuition / activities all included
» Packed Lunches (spring / autumn) or lunch served at University of Brighton (summer)

Global Leadership is our full day study option for students who wish to focus on collaboration & self awareness in the modern world. Topics include:

» Critical thinking
» Communication
» Negotiation
» Problem solving
» Debating
» Case studies
» Team building activities
» Reflective thinking

All Junior Vacation packages includes homestay, we are able to offer Junior Vacation packages for students staying with family or friends. Please look at the price list for discounted rates

Spring Vacation (10/03/24 – 14/04/24)

  • You study in an international group and enjoy 4 half day activities, 3 evenings and 1 half day and 1 full day excursion every week.
  • BLC provides freshly made packed lunches everyday.
  • BLC is open over the Easter weekend, classes and activities as usual.
  • Students study (A) and (B) schedules alternating AM/PM lessons / activities every week.
  • Example Week 1 – AM lessons / PM activities
  • Example Week 2 – AM activities / PM lessons
Spring Vacation
Lessons per week20 (15 hours)
Daily Schedule08:45 – 12:00 + activities
Class Size18
Course MaterialsIncluded
Course CodeS20
Course Dates10.03.24 – 14.04.24
English LevelsElementary +
Course Length1 to 4 weeks
Age Range13 – 17
Half Day ActivitiesEvery day
Evening Activities3 / week
Excursions1 full day & 1 half day / week

Summer Vacation (16/06/24 – 25/08/24)

CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS (30/06/24 – 18/08/24)

  • Our popular summer package including 20 lessons / week, 4 half day and 3 evening activities / week & 1 full and 1 half day excursion with the BLC team.
  • Bus pass included and lunch at the University of Brighton Grand Parade campus everyday.
  • Students study (A) and (B) schedules alternating AM/PM lessons / activities every week.
  • Example Week 1 – AM lessons / PM activities
  • Example Week 2 – AM activities / PM lessons

Summer Vacation
Lessons per week20 (15 hours)
Daily Schedule(A) 08:45 – 12:00 lessons / activities
(B) activities / 13:00 – 16:15 lessons
Maximum Class Size16
Course MaterialsIncluded
Course CodeV20
Course Dates16.06.24 – 25.08.24
English LevelsElementary +
Course Length1 to 4 weeks
Age Range13 – 17
Half Day Activities(A) every afternoon
(B) every morning
Evening Activities3 / week
Excursions1 full day & 1 half day / week

Summer Global Leadership
Lessons per week35 (26.25 hours)
Daily Schedule(A) 08:45 – 12:00 lessons / 13:00 – 15:15 lessons
(B) 09:30 -12:00 lessons / 13:00 – 16:15 lessons
Maximum Class Size18
Course MaterialsIncluded
Course CodeV35
Course Dates16.06.24 – 25.08.24
English LevelsIntermediate +
Course Length1 to 4 weeks
Age Range13 – 17
Half Day ActivitiesNA
Evening Activities3 / week
Excursions1 full day / week

Autumn Vacation (06/10/24 – 03/11/24)

  • You study in an international group and enjoy 4 half day activities, 3 evenings and 1 half day and 1 full day excursion every week.
  • BLC provides freshly made packed lunches everyday.
Autumn Vacation
Lessons per week20 (15 hours)
Daily Schedule08:45 – 12:00 + activities
Class Size18
Course MaterialsIncluded
Course CodeA20
Course Dates06.10.24 – 03.11.24
English LevelsElementary +
Course Length1 to 4 weeks
Age Range13 – 17
Half Day ActivitiesEvery day
Evening Activities3 / week
Excursions1 full day & 1 half day / week

Transfers for Junior Vacation Students

Sunday Coach Service

BLC International provides transfers at the times below for students arriving and departing from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport on Sundays (please check the website for updates).

A BLC International representative will be waiting for students in the arrivals hall at the airport. Once the BLCI representative has collected students from the arrivals area, they are taken to a coach that is ready to go to our main school in Brighton.

Upon arrival at the school, a weekly Brighton bus pass is given to all Junior Vacation students, who are then collected by their host and taken to their new home

Please note that the Sunday Coach Service is a shared service with other students running between the airports and Brighton and students may be required to wait at the airport for up to a maximum of 4 hours* both when arriving to or leaving the UK. On departure, the Sunday Coach Service will arrive at the airport no later than 2 hours before the flight departs.

Students must book their place and provide full flight details 20 days before the course starts at the very latest, or we will not be able to guarantee a space on the coach and a private taxi will be required.

If you are arriving at another airport you will need to use our private taxi service.

SUNDAY COACH SERVICE RETURN @ GBP 95 LONDON HEATHROW

SUNDAY COACH SERVICE RETURN @ GBP 75 LONDON GATWICK

Certain airlines have strict rules for students under the age of 16 travelling alone, and may require an adult to be present during the check-in and until the flight has departed. Please check your airline’s requirements when booking your flight. BLC cannot guarantee a staff member to be present unless a check-in service was booked by you.

If you would like our staff to wait at the check-in desk, please tick the box on our Junior Summer Courses application form. There is an additional £50 fee for this service.

Homestay students using the Sunday Coach Service have our staff are at the airports in purple BLC shirts and will be accompanied to Brighton and met by the host families at the school. Please see contact details below:

GATWICK STAFF PHONE NUMBER/ WHATSAPP / E-MAIL +44 (0) 742 526 9182 / gatwick@brightonlc.co.uk

HEATHROW STAFF PHONE NUMBER / WHATSAPP / E-MAIL +44 (0) 742 526 9357 / heathrow@brightonlc.co.uk

If you are arriving at another airport you will need to use our private taxi service.

Transfers are organised to coincide with student’s departure time (2 hours before flight departure). Students wishing to leave on an earlier coach must notify the school in advance. BLC International is not liable for any missed flights. It is advisable to arrive as early as possible at the airport. Students leaving on late flights are welcome to take the last coach to the airport with the expectation of a longer waiting time.

*: BLC reserves the right to extend this time in the case of unexpected delays.

Gatwick – Arrivals
Scheduled arrival at Gatwick Airport, students using this service must book flights that land between 09:00 and 17:30

Coach Leaves Gatwick Arrives Brighton
G1 12:00 13:00
G2 15:00 16:00
G3 18:30 17:30

Gatwick – Departures
Scheduled departure from BLC International, students must book flights to depart from 11:00

Coach Leaves Brighton Arrives Gatwick
GA 08:00 09:00
GB 11:00 12:00

Heathrow – Arrivals
Scheduled arrival at Heathrow Airport, students must book flights to land at the airport between 09:00 and 17:30

Coach Leaves Heathrow Arrives Brighton
H1 12:00 13:45
H2 15:00 16:45
H3 18:30 20:15

Heathrow – Departures
Scheduled departure from BLC International, students must book flights to depart from 12:00

Coach Leaves Brighton Arrives Heathrow
HA 08:00 09:45
HB 11:00 12:45

Sample Brighton Summer Schedule

Safeguarding at BLC International

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is set of policies, procedures and practices employed to actively prevent harm, abuse and distress. BLC International adopts safeguarding practices within our organization to ensure our employees, students, partners and other representatives do not deliberately or unintentionally harm or abuse children or adults.

What is child safeguarding?

Child safeguarding is specifically focused on preventative actions to ensure that all children are protected from deliberate or unintentional acts that lead to the risk of or actual harm. The goal of child safeguarding is to create and maintain a safe culture that is child-focused and community-driven through sustained and meaningful engagement with children, their families, communities and all representatives.

What is BLC International’s Safeguarding policy?

You can read our Safeguarding policy here

How are BLC International staff trained in safeguarding?

All BLC International staff have completed safeguarding training, managers have further training and our welfare team complete enhanced training.

Who is the BLC International Welfare Officer?

Luke Kramer is our Welfare Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) luke@brightonlc.co.uk our Centre Director is also a certified DSL