Become a Homestay Host with NPTC Group of Colleges

At NPTC Group of Colleges, we are dedicated to enriching the educational journey of our international students by providing both long-term and short-term homestay opportunities. We recognise that homestay hosts play a crucial role not only in the students’ college experience but also in their broader experience of the UK. Our homestay program aims to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students from all over the globe, enhancing their cultural and academic journey.

We are constantly looking to expand our homestay network to accommodate the diverse needs of the many international students who choose to study with us. By becoming a homestay host, you have the unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of these students, offering them a home away from home where they can thrive in a nurturing and culturally rich environment.

Why Join Our Homestay Program?

Becoming a part of our homestay program offers you the chance to:

  • Foster cultural exchange and global understanding within your own home.
  • Provide a supportive and inclusive environment for international students, helping them adjust to life in the UK and succeed in their studies.
  • Connect with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, gaining new perspectives and lifelong friendships.

We invite you to contribute to this rewarding experience.

Homestay Accommodation Guide

Ensuring that students feel secure and content in their accommodation is a paramount concern at NPTC Group of Colleges. To uphold this standard, we meticulously oversee all homestay accommodations through our dedicated team, in alignment with the rigorous benchmarks of the British Council Accreditation Scheme. This ensures a high-quality living experience that contributes positively to the educational journey of our students.

Understanding Homestay and Independent Homestay Accommodations

Homestay Accommodation

Opting for homestay accommodation connects you with a resident host family, providing a nurturing environment where meals are included on a half-board basis. This arrangement is not only conducive to immersing yourself in the English and Welsh languages through daily interaction but also offers the warmth and comfort of a home setting. You will share meals and common spaces with your host, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion in their household.

According to the guidelines of the British Council Accreditation Scheme, a maximum of four students (or paying guests) can stay with a homestay provider. Typically, students are allotted a private bedroom; any requirement to share will be communicated in advance. Hosts are responsible for providing bedding and towels, with a weekly change, and laundry services are also available once a week. We proudly offer homestay accommodations across all our colleges and campuses to ensure every student finds their perfect home away from home.

Included Amenities in Homestay and Independent Homestay Accommodations

Included in your accommodation package are the following amenities:

  • A private bedroom, complemented by access to a quiet study area.
  • Weekly laundry services.
  • Coverage of household bills (telephone expenses excluded).
  • For students opting for a half-board basis with a resident host: breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and breakfast, a light lunch, and dinner on weekends.
  • For students choosing a self-catering basis with a resident host: access to cooking and food storage facilities.
Expectations from Students in Homestay Accommodations

To ensure a harmonious living experience, students are advised to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Show politeness and consideration towards the host, respecting household rules particularly regarding smoking, noise levels, and curfews.
  • Compensate for any damages caused to the property, whether accidental or otherwise.
  • Take personal responsibility for insuring your belongings.
  • Obtain permission for telephone use, cover the cost of your calls, and understand that internet access is subject to the host’s discretion, which may include additional charges and time restrictions.
  • Communicate any accommodation concerns with your host or the accommodation team.
  • Seek the host’s permission prior to inviting guests.
  • Comply with the stipulations of the parental consent form if under 18.

Our aim is to facilitate a rewarding and enriching experience for students during their studies and stay in the UK. By following these guidelines, students can fully engage with their educational pursuits while enjoying a comfortable and welcoming homestay environment.

If you are interested in becoming a Homestay Provider please click the link below and fill out the form.

Home Stay Provider Application