First Class Learning targets expansion in several key areas including Birmingham and Manchester
First Class Learning (FCL), a successful educational brand with more than 300 franchisees specialising in maths and English tuition, is targeting expansion in Birmingham and Manchester. It also has some prime postcode areas available in East and West London.
FCL says it focuses on building the skills and confidence of students by taking a personalised approach to learning using highly regarded maths and English programmes created by its own specialist development teams.
‘Looking for people who share our passion’
Ed Hyslop, chief executive of FCL, said: “We have identified several key areas around the UK for expansion and we’re looking for like-minded and motivated individuals with the desire to run their own business helping children overcome their personal obstacles in maths and English. Above all else we are looking for people who share our passion for working with children and helping them succeed.
“It is important to us that potential franchisees have the qualities needed for the role. Although around 80 per cent of the company’s existing franchisees are ex-teachers or have an education background, this is not a necessary pre-requisite as the company welcomes anyone with a business background who can be trained in the FCL learning strategies and methodologies.
“Centre managers choose the days and times that suit their venues, as well as the fee structure for their centre. Our set-up also offers a great deal of flexibility based on personal circumstances, and therefore a great work/life balance.
“Core to FCL’s success is investment in people, which puts children at the heart of everything we do. Since our launch over 15 years ago we have helped over 100,000 students. We are here to make a positive difference to children’s learning development.”
FCL adds that its franchise has low start-up costs with investment levels varying depending on where a centre is situated, with initial franchise fees starting at £8,000 plus VAT.