Office Number: +44 (0)1483 425500
Office Mobile Number: +44 (0)7786 934555

Guardianship Enquiries: guardianship@uk2learn.com
Marketing Enquiries: amackie@uk2learn.com

UK2Learn Guardianship Brochure


UK2Learn provides a personal, yet professional guardianship service for international students studying in the UK. We are a small, family company that knows all our students personally and our high level of experience means we can cope with all demands.

We aim to make sure that each student can fulfil their academic potential in a safe, caring environment as a member of the UK2Learn family.

In the UK it is a school requirement that overseas students have a guardian based in the UK over the age of 25. 

Your child’s school will be responsible for them during term time but during exeat weekends, half term, during the holidays or when your child is sick a formally appointed educational Guardian will take responsibility. 

UK2learn will deliver a service that enhances every aspect of an overseas student’s stay in the UK. We work closely with the school, houseparents and all staff, associates and host families to support a caring and personal ethos that UK2Learn values so greatly, thus ensuring that all of our guardianship students receive the highest standard of care possible. With representatives and host families throughout the United Kingdom, help and assistance are never far away. 

UK2Learn has been a registered member of AEGIS since 2010.

In 2021 UK2Learn was reinspected by AEGIS and was awarded full accreditation to Gold Standard, AEGIS had this to say about us in their inspection report;

“UK2Learn is a small family run guardianship organisation led by a very well-established and higly experienced staff team, all of whom are fully committed to providing individualised service to international students studying away from home. Their main priorities are to keep children safe first and happy a close second…”

As part of our Guardianship service, the following support can be offered to our students:

  • 24/7 emergency care and assistance
  • Contact with student via social media or phone
  • Assigned a dedicated member of the UK2Learn team to provide student with support
  • Proof of guardianship letter to show immigration control at UK arrivals
  • Personalised birthday card sent to student each year
  • Consultation with school/university regarding academic progress, discipline or any other school matter
  • Visit to see student at school/university and or homestay
  • Arrangement of homestay accommodation
  • Arrangement of taxi transfers
  • Arrangement of train and bus bookings
  • Financial management of pocket money
  • Assistance with top up of ‘pay as you go’ mobile phones
  • Assistance when purchasing a UK phone sim card
  • Arrangement and purchase of flight tickets
  • Attendance at parents’ conference/teacher meetings with written up report
  • Assistance with opening a UK bank account
  • Assistance with parents’ visit to the UK, booking accommodation, airport transfers etc
  • Assistance finding a personal tutor and introduction
  • Storage of luggage during holidays
  • Postage of luggage or other items
  • New school or university advice, research and application
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UK2Learn do everything we can to make our students feel welcome and to safeguard and promote the student’s welfare outside of school. 

UK2Learn has numerous host families from all the corners of the UK that provide a warm, safe, and caring environment for students; a home from home when they are in an unfamiliar country.  

It can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both host and student and many of our students and host families stay in touch for years to come.  For the student, staying with a host family enriches the entire learning experience as it allows them to immerse themselves into British culture, the English language and experience a local way of life. It is an opportunity for the host family to open their home, and share their day-to-day family life with an international student. Long-lasting friendships are often made, which makes hosting even more rewarding.


We take care to select a host family who will take a genuine interest in your child but will respect his/her privacy, cultural background, religious beliefs and dietary needs

We’ve employed UK2Learn to be Guardian for Andrea since August 2019. The service has been extremely wonderful and exceeded our expectations, UK2Learn are reliable, trustworthy and caring to our family. One of many great examples was – during the early stage of Covid-19 lockdown, with short notice UK2Learn were able to arrange a caring host family for Andrea’s term break. It was a great relief for us given the situation deteriorated so quickly and we had to cancel our original plan to the UK and re-arranged everything. We were very thankful for UK2Learn’s support! We will surely continue to use them and will recommend them to others. 
The Chiu Family, Hong Kong, Guardianship Student 2019-2020

Thanks again for everything. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Michael A. McCarthy - US Ambassador to Liberia, January 2021

“I wanted to say thank you to Suzie personally and wish her a good summertime and thank her for taking care of me. Since I wont see her please tell her i had a very nice time with her this school year and thank you for taking care of me.”

Claudia, Guardianship Student 2017-2021

“Thank you very much!!  You were the best guardians ever, always there for me when I needed, I am very grateful”

Emma, Guardianship Student 2016 - 2018

“I just wanted to let you know that i got the grades to go to London College of Fashion and the finance is now sorted as well which means I’ll be going soon. There is no way I would have been able to come back to Sidcot and make it to uni without you!  You have been such a huge help with just about everything, I remember when I was a y11 pathway terrified of moving to the UK and now I’ll be studying there for the next three years.  I am sure you have many students in London next time you’re there. Let me know I’d like to invite you to dinner as a thanks for everything that you have done for me.”

Ruth, Guardianship Student 2017

“Thank you for taking care of me these 2 years.  You have helped me to deal with homesickness…offered me a comfy and nice environment to rest and study during holidays.  I really appreciate and I am grateful that these 2 years have passed by without and mishaps with your help.  I wish you all the best and have a great summer.  I will miss you!!”

Angel, Guardianship Student 2016 - 2018

“It was so nice to see you on Saturday:  Thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality. I will keep in touch and let you know about Emma’s results. ps I will always recommend UK2learn!”

Cinzia and Paolo, Guardianship Parents 2016 - 2018

“Happy Easter to you and your team.  You helped us so much with taking care of our kids and their stuff. Thank you so much.”

Kathleen and Gernot, Guardianship Parents 2016 - 2018

“I would like to express my gratitude for what you did for me over my two years in England. Living in England for the first time, you looked after me and ensured that I settled in and I am forever grateful. I am currently attending The University of Maryland, Baltimore County in America as a Biochemistry major. I would like to thank you again for everything.”

Oviesa, Guardianship Student 2017

“We would like to say thank you for all you and your team has done form Niclas and us during his wonderful and life changing time. We can’t tell how lucky we were to have you as Niclas’s guardian! Thank you to all.”

Caroli and Marc, Guardianship Parents 2016 - 2018

“Thank you. Everything continues going very well with Teresa at her host family, a really nice family, also the sons who are now at home are lovely. Please greet them on my part and tell them how good Teresa is with them.”

Pura, Immersion Student's Parent 2018

“Thank you a lot for helping my daughter Catherine. We all feel very lucky to meet you who is very kind and friendly.”

Dan, Guardianship Parent, 2017 - 2018