FCL In The UK
First Class Learning is a rapidly growing network of tuition centres throughout the UK and beyond.
First Class Learning (FCL) is a tuition franchise with a rapidly growing network of centres across the UK and beyond. As of Summer 2016, FCL has over 170 franchisees running over 240 tuition centres in the UK and is expanding into the Republic of Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands.
FCL began in 2003, when a small group of educationalists with experience in mainstream and supplementary education provision got together to work on producing a structured maths programme for use in after-school tuition centres. The following year, work began on an English programme, and the pilot First Class Learning centre opened in Sunderland in 2004. Following further trials in a Glasgow centre, FCL ‘went live’ in the autumn of 2005, with a small group of experienced tutors opening their own centres.
Our success is based on three key elements;
- All the materials are designed in the UK to meet the outcomes of the curricula followed by UK schools. This makes the work directly relevant to pupils and is the reason that First Class Learning materials are increasingly being used in schools.
- FCL educational materials are written to a high specification and professionally produced and printed; FCL works with specialist companies who print, store and distribute the materials. Programme development is ongoing as FCL seeks constantly to enhance the service it provides to children, parents and schools.
- Franchising means that every First Class Learning Centre Manager has a stake in the company’s success. The franchise attracts creative, innovative people who bring expertise from all walks of life – which benefits both the growth of their own individual businesses but also the FCL network as a whole. However every FCL centre manager shares our passion for working with children and inspiring every student to exceed their expectations.