My QFP journey has been invaluable and it’s a programme I’d highly recommend to everyone no matter their stage in franchising. It has been a constant source of inspiration and had as increased my desire to learn, to improve, to apply, evaluate and repeat. The QFP programme has enabled me to better support franchisees throughout many aspects of their journey and has made me more valuable and rounded member of the team.
– Naomi Eaton QFP, Agency Express, Nov 2021
The Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) is the formal recognition of professional knowledge and experience in franchising. It demonstrates that you understand the complexities of, and best practice in, franchising and have invested time to continuously develop your understanding. from registration we allow 3 years to complete the QFP. During this time you will:
Anyone wanting to demonstrate their experience and strengthen understanding of an ethical approach to franchising.
Anyone can complete individual modules of the QFP however, to undertake the final element and qualify, your brand must be a member of the British Franchise Association.
bfa Annual Conference: 1.5 days, 500 points
How to Understand Franchisees’ Financial Performance: 2 days, 500 points
How to Market Your Franchise and Recruit for Network Growth: 2 days, 500 points
How to Motivate Franchisees: 1 day, 250 points
How to Monitor Franchisee Performance: 1 day, 250 points
Introduced in 2021 QFP cohort groups have proved very popular! For anyone who would like to complete the qualification within a year, learning with your peers from within the industry with set training dates and the addition of reflection sessions to discuss your learnings and shared experience.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my QFP journey and was delighted to be accepted as a member of the first cohort. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about franchising and built a great network of contacts and friends throughout the course. Everyone I have met has been extremely helpful and supportive and you feel part of a team! I’d thoroughly recommend the QFP to anyone and am thrilled to now be a Qualified Franchise Professional.
– Cheryl Harper QFP, Greensleeves Dec 2021