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Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2005

Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2005

Company Overview

Join the UK’s leading children’s computing franchise

Prepare children for the future with fun and exciting tech clubs

We deliver the widest range of super-fun, educational and inspirational technology and computing classes across the UK.

Classes are delivered in a range of locations including nurseries, schools, holiday clubs, after-school clubs, weekend clubs and other community venues.

We teach children not only what’s behind the technology, but build in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and confidence.

When that chance to make a difference to children’s futures is wrapped up in a business opportunity with such low costs, high potential earnings and flexibility it’s a powerful combination.

100% funding available – contact us to find out more.

Our own unique curriculum with fun and engaging activities

We create our own leading-edge curriculum ensuring that all of our courses are totally fun, engaging and educational.

We focus on a blend of tech skills and computational thinking combined with soft skills such as collaboration, communication and problem-solving, and of course very often boosting literacy and numeracy alongside.

A huge range of cool courses – coding, robotics and so much more!

Our extensive range of coding classes are enormously popular and we have even more great tech activities besides! These are just some of the courses we offer – 3D design and printing, augmented reality, app design, digital arts, animation, game design, robotics, engineering, electronics and the latest Minecraft skills – as well as all of our coding courses, of course!

It’s a winning combination ensuring schools, parents and children keep coming back.

Franchise Overview

The UK’s leading children’s computing franchise. Deliver fun AND educational tech classes. Prepare children for the future! Flexible hours and no experience of IT or teaching required!

 Full support from award-winning franchisor. 100% funding available.

Minimum investment: £0 – 100% funding available.

Funding support: Third Party 100%

Total investment: £14,950 + VAT

Franchise Fees £4,500

Business Type: Franchise

Expected Revenue after 2 years: £93,000

Operating Fee: N/A

Advertising Fee: 1% of turnover

Royalty Fee: 10% of turnover

Average floor space: N/A

100% funding available – contact us to find out more.

Our own unique curriculum with fun and engaging activities

We create our own leading-edge curriculum ensuring that all of our courses are totally fun, engaging and educational.

We focus on a blend of tech skills and computational thinking combined with soft skills such as collaboration, communication and problem-solving, and of course very often boosting literacy and numeracy alongside.

A huge range of cool courses – coding, robotics and so much more!

Our extensive range of coding classes are enormously popular and we have even more great tech activities besides! These are just some of the courses we offer – 3D design and printing, augmented reality, app design, digital arts, animation, game design, robotics, engineering, electronics and the latest Minecraft skills – as well as all of our coding courses, of course!

It’s a winning combination ensuring schools, parents and children keep coming back.

Why Choose ComputerXplorers?

  • Low initial investment – 100% funding available
  • Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Help children make the leap from technology consumers to creative geniuses!
  • Turnkey business – comprehensive start up package provided
  • Appointment making service to get you into local schools
  • Full training and professional ongoing support
  • High profitability – no rent, no rates and controlled staff costs
  • No previous experience in IT or education is required!

What’s our market? 

The market is HUGE…

The need for children to develop computing skills is now widely recognised.

Fluency and familiarity with computers and technology is essential to nurture the future digital generation and ensure that today’s children become creators of technology and not just passive consumers of it.

Demand is exploding as educators and parents recognise the value of these skills…and of course, the children are having so much fun they don’t notice how much they are learning! 

How much can I earn?

Earnings are very much down to the individual franchisee with the hours they are prepared to invest, together with their drive and ambition. Franchisees have the flexibility to choose the hours that suit them. 

Franchisees who have the drive and determination to push themselves and the business forward can earn a substantial income. Franchisees have the potential to earn in excess of £60,000 in year 1.

Our support 

With you all the way

The partnership between franchisee and franchisor is essential to the long-term success of the business. You need to be sure your franchisor is a business you can trust.

With ComputerXplorers you can be certain you have a franchisor with experience and knowledge and a commitment to provide on-going business support.

  • Substantial business experience from an award-winning franchisor
  • Recognised expert in children’s computer education
  • Professionally developed business system
  • Continued curriculum development and software review
  • Centralised marketing programmes designed to boost your business growth
  • Proven appointment-generating system helping you gain access to decision makers
  • Extensive marketing collateral
  • Comprehensive induction training programme spread over three weeks
  • On-going one-to-one business advice
  • Regular conference calls to share best practice and new initiatives
  • Annual conference

The ComputerXplorers options 

ComputerXplorers offers two different options: ComputerXplorers Classic and ComputerXplorers Enhanced.

Option 1: ComputerXplorers Classic

A ComputerXplorers area, exclusive to you, with a minimum of 150 primary schools and 150 nurseries/preschools

Cost £14,950 plus VAT.

Additional areas can be purchased at a later date subject to availability.

Option 2: ComputerXplorers Enhanced

A huge area exclusive to you with a minimum of 300 primary schools and 300 nurseries/preschools

Cost: £29,500 plus VAT.

With 100% funding available on the Classic option, it’s accessible to everyone! Contact us to find out more.

Ongoing royalties

Management fee (as a percentage of monthly turnover)

10%

Marketing fee (a percentage contribution based on monthly turnover)

1%

If you’re looking for a flexible opportunity to run your own business and start making a difference to children in your community, come and talk to us about how, together, we can prepare children for the future.

Training

ComputerXplorers run a comprehensive induction training programme – the bulk of which is at head office, but partly also at your own venue.

Training includes sales, marketing, curriculum management, finance, business development and CRM.

Daily Life of a franchisee

The franchisee is responsible for building and managing the business, for ensuring its profitability and for building relationships within the marketplace.

You will be meeting with school heads, presenting at assemblies, communicating with parents, managing your teachers and planning curriculum delivery.

If you enjoy children, value education, understand the need for ICT and have passion this could be the business for you.

Andrew Green, ComputerXplorers Cambridge and Chelmsford

‘Our lifestyle business is on track for £70k’

When Andrew Green took on a franchise with technology education specialist ComputerXplorers, he had two very clear goals in mind. He wanted to run a business with his wife, Stephanie, that drew on each of their strengths. And while he was prepared to work hard, he wanted the business to fit around his life – not the other way around.

Two years later, the business is performing well. It was established part way through the academic year in 2015, but still achieved a £13,000 turnover. This tripled to £40,000 the following year and is expected to hit £70k by 2018. Andrew and Stephanie are both active in the business, and they have employed another five teachers to support them in the provision of coding and programming workshops across 18 primary schools.

Skills and passion

Andrew and Stephanie brought a complementary skillset to the franchise. Andrew had previously inherited and managed a family business specialising in medical uniforms. Following a successful sale of that business, he worked as an actor and then a snooker coach for several years before exploring franchise opportunities.

ComputerXplorers immediately appealed to the couple. Andrew had fond memories of getting to grips with home computing as a child in the 80s. He felt energised at the prospect of helping post-millennial schoolchildren become creators, rather than simply consumers, of technology. And, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Stephanie was passionate about education and enjoyed working with children. 

Andrew’s previous experience in business management has been helpful, but he believes his acting skills have been an important factor in the franchise’s success to date.

“We often hold school assemblies to introduce pupils to ComputerXplorers and encourage them to join our afterschool clubs,” he explains. “I thrive on performing to an audience, so engaging children’s interest and getting them excited about computing comes very naturally to me. This extends into the workshops. Of course the children are learning and developing new skills, but they also have a lot of fun. This is especially important in afterschool clubs – the children have been in lessons all day, so we give them the freedom to be creative and follow their own interests within the framework of what we’re doing.” 

Franchisor support

While Stephanie’s experience as an HLTA was valuable, Andrew says the beauty of franchising is that you don’t necessarily need prior experience of the industry you will operate in. A good franchisor provides all the required training and support. As long as you have plenty of passion and drive, the model offers a very effective and low-risk way to set up a new business. Andrew advises would-be franchisees to look carefully at how different franchisors operate. As a seasoned businessperson, he welcomed support and training, but didn’t want to be micromanaged. He feels that ComputerXplorers gets the balance just right.

“Our franchisor says that ‘franchisees are in business for themselves, not by themselves’ and this is exactly how it feels,” says Andrew. “We have chosen for the time being to operate in term time only, even though there is plenty of demand for holiday clubs in our territory. Many other ComputerXplorers franchisees run these clubs, but our decision not to has been fully respected. Besides which, we come back to work after the six week summer break fully refreshed and raring to go.”

Rewarding and fulfilling

Andrew receives lots of positive feedback from teachers, parents and the children themselves. Some teachers are self-confessed ‘technophobes’ and ComputerXplorers can run workshops to help them embrace coding and programming more confidently in the classroom. Andrew recalls one incident when a teacher approached him because a child was feeling anxious ahead of a workshop. 

“It turned out that the child was very keen to come, but had never been to an afterschool club before,” Andrew explains. “In the end, he produced some truly amazing work, and the sense of achievement he felt was huge. It’s very rewarding to see individual children flourish, Stephanie and I love to hear about how they continue their learning when they get home. ComputerXplorers helps make computing skills more accessible to young children, and gives them a major advantage when they go on to secondary school.”

The future

Going forward, Andrew expects to spend less time in the classroom and more time building the business as it heads towards the £70k turnover milestone and beyond. He hopes to pass the franchise on to his own children in due course. With his daughter about to embark on a teaching career of her own, it seems that ComputerXplorers will be part of the Green family for some time to come.

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