First Class Learning Ltd

Company Overview

The First Class Learning network of after-school tuition centres is run by independent franchisees using respected maths and English programmes exclusively designed and produced by us. Specialists have created these programmes to meet the learning objectives of the National Curriculum for England and Wales.  We are UK based, operating in its £6 billion supplementary education sector, one which is growing rapidly.  The ultimate objective of the organisation is to improve the learning outcomes of children, driven by an improvement in their learning skills and self-confidence.

Franchise Overview

Established in 2003 and with around 270 centres covering just 10% of our potential UK network area, we’re the largest and fastest growing UK based network of tuition centres from which very few franchises seek to resell territories.  You’ll join an experienced group of Centre Managers who share and mentor, encouraged by a supportive Franchisor.  Our proven, profitable and low-cost business model offers Centre Managers a capacity to scale and develop their business as they prefer.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £10,000 - £18,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000 - £9,000
  • Franchise Location: Other
  • Market: B2C

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Our training is an intensive two-day course at our Reading headquarters.  Supplied by experienced Centre Managers, the training encompasses two main areas.  The first is the curriculum, detailing both the maths and English programmes and focusing on the diagnostic assessments that are a key part of a Centre Manager’s role. The second focuses on operational aspects around opening and running a tuition centre and attracting new students.  Both areas are underpinned by an understanding of the FCL Way.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A typical day might include marketing your centre, talking to local businesses, schools or community groups with whom you may wish to form partnerships.  Prior to opening your venue, you will be keen to ensure it is set up and that work is set for every student, while your staff are on point.   A successful Centre Manager will also be able set aside time to stay informed on our dedicated Centre Manager online portal as well as to assess prospective students in order to diagnose their individual learning needs.

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