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    Financial protection & accreditations 

    When choosing a group travel partner it’s important they provide you the necessary protection and reassurance. 

    Financial protection

    You’ll have financial protection from the moment you book to your safe return with because we are fully protected through ABTA and ATOL and are licensed by IATA too. Full details below: 

    • ABTA

    StudyLink is a fully protected member of the Association of British Travel Agents, the UK’s biggest travel trade association. Our membership number is ABTA V0550, and you can check our membership details by visiting ABTA.

    • ATOL 

    StudyLink is licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority under Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL), the protection scheme for air holidays and flights. Our license number is 3606 and you can check our details by visiting ATOL.

    • IATA

    StudyLink is licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international trade body created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. IATA represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general and has developed the commercial standards that built this global industry.

    • Package Travel Directive compliant

    By choosing to travel with us you’re covered by the Package Travel Directive, if you book your travel arrangements directly with individual providers, you may not be covered.


    ISO accreditations

    Our ISO accreditations demonstrate our customers receive consistent, good quality products and services and our environmental impact is being measured and improved. 

    • ISO 9001 quality managed

    Customers receive consistent, good quality products and services.

    • ISO 14001 environmental policy

    We offer an effective environmental management system. Our environmental impact is being measured and improving.


    Company Member of the EAUC The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education

    EAUC has been created to help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions.

    As part of the approval process for a Company Member, StudyLink demonstrated our commitment to environmental and ethical practices, highlighting best practice for achieving carbon reductions/offsetting and tree planting initiatives. With EAUC, we aim to help educate and support members on their journey to achieving net-zero.

    Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF)

    As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum you can be secure in the knowledge that we have effective Safety Management System (SMS) in place, specifically focused on travelling with young people. To ensure our health and safety standards are maintained, StudyLink’s systems and procedures are fully audited annually by independent experts.


    Awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Council’s Quality Badge

    The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Council’s Quality Badge is your guarantee that we offer high quality learning experiences. Download a copy of our current certificate here.


    Affiliate Member of the AoC Association of Colleges

    Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England.They're a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 run by colleges, for colleges.

    The Association of Colleges aims to influence government, local and national policymakers to create the environment for strong and sustainable colleges at the heart of the economy.

    As an approved Affiliate Member of the AoC, StudyLink have been able to demonstrate that our range of UK and global study tours provide a clear benefit to the FE sector, and are aligned with the AoC's core values.


    GDPR compliant 

    StudyLink is committed to protecting your safety and privacy and is GDPR compliant.

    Full details can be found in our Privacy Statement here


    Cyber Essentials Certified 

    This certificate certifies that StudyLink was assessed as meeting the Cyber Essential's implementation profile  published in February 2017 and thus that, at the time of testing, the organisations ICT defences were assessed as satisfactory  against commodity based cyber attack. However, this certificate does not in any way guarantee that the organisations  defences will remain satisfactory against cyber attack. 


    Note Cyber Essentials doesn’t cover all our responsibilities to data security within the scope of GDPR (full detail here:, but we do cover the other areas too (Managing risk, Detecting security events, Minimising the impact).