If you’d love to start a learning franchise but the vast range of options in the sector leaves you unsure where to start, you’re in the right place. This article will help you to identify the right education franchise for you. From science tutoring networks to fitness-focused franchise opportunities, you’ll be running your own business in a niche of your choosing in no time.
The education industry in the UK was worth an estimated £43.6 billion in 2020 [Statista], and despite the impact and disruption of COVID-19, it’s been a good couple of years for tutoring and teaching businesses. Here are seven different avenues that you might choose to go down if you make an investment with an education franchise...
1. A multi-subject tutoring franchise
This is one of a few forms of tutoring franchise, and it targets not just one niche area of education, but multiple at a time. Some franchises in this area will offer a few core subjects like Maths, English and Science, while larger networks will go even further afield, offering clients everything from piano lessons to Polish lessons. Lessons might take place in small groups, or one-on-one, and they might happen in person (in a tutoring centre, at a school or in-home) or online.
Choosing a franchise that specialises in multi-subject tutoring
First Class Learning is a really good example of a franchise that’s dedicated to the provision of teaching on a range of different subjects. First Class Learning offers personalised Maths and English lessons to kids up and down the UK, and you can become a franchisee for a minimum initial investment of £10,000, with franchise fees of £8,000 and a 4% royalty fee.
2. An in-home tutoring franchise
This type of tutoring franchise, briefly mentioned in the previous option, is one that focuses on providing clients with convenient in-home teaching services. These clients might be adults, children or a combo of both, but due to the nature of the setting, these sessions will usually take place in a focused, one-on-one style designed around the needs of the individual.
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How to choose a franchise in the in-home tutoring sub-sector
One option in the wide field of in-home, one-to-one tutoring is Choice Home Tutoring. You can become a Choice Home Tutoring franchisee for a minimum initial investment of £17,500, with a total investment cost of £23,500, an operating fee of £25 a month plus 0.5% and advertising and royalty fees charged at 1% and 6.5% respectively.
3. A music franchise
If you really love music, and you also have a passion for leadership and sharing your love of music with others, then running a music teaching franchise might be right up your street. These music-focused franchise businesses come in all different shapes and sizes, and are targeted towards all kinds of different groups of people. Some are about teaching instruments, some are more choir-style, some are about dance-and-music as a combo - the whole world is your musical oyster!
How to choose an education franchise that specialises in music teaching
Popcat’s Music Time is a thriving music teaching franchise, which also puts the focus on movement. Its services are targeted towards children and the elderly, enabling learning and entertainment to occur simultaneously. You can become a franchisee with Popcat’s Music Time for a minimum initial investment of £3,800, with a total investment cost of £6,800, ongoing hall rental fees and an advertising fee charged at 1%.
4. A sports/fitness franchise
With a sporting background or without, you might find your ideal area of the education industry is sports and fitness. As a franchisee in this specialism, you’ll be outdoors and active on a regular basis, and you’ll be helping other people, often (but not always) kids, to get outdoors and active, too. You might focus on a niche within this sub-sector, like football or street dance, or you might offer clients a range of different movement-based activities to choose between.
Choosing an education business with a fitness focus
If you’re searching for a franchise investment that combines education and fitness, it has to be SportsCool. SportsCool’s motto is: Educate, motivate, participate. If you’d like to connect with this primary-school-targeted sports, dance and yoga coaching franchise, you can become a SportsCool franchisee for a total investment of £24,995, with a monthly royalty fee of £600.
5. A computing franchise
If there’s one thing not being taught as extensively in UK schools right now as it should be, it’s coding and computing. This skill is almost 100% bound to be valuable in later life, and that’s why many parents and teachers are looking to get kids into computing workshops, lessons and sessions. In these sessions, kids learn valuable coding and tech skills, setting them up to increase that knowledge base and find success in the computing industry (which is growing exponentially) down the line.
How to choose a learning franchise in the computing niche
Jam Coding, one of a few strong investment options in the computing teaching niche, runs technology-based workshops for kids across the UK, covering everything from coding to 3D animation and robotics. You can become a Jam Coding franchisee for a total investment of £19,950, with a monthly royalty fee of £150 plus 10% of sales.
6. A maths franchise
Maths is a valuable tool throughout a lifetime, and a strong grasp of maths developed and honed from an early age via additional tutoring and support cannot be overvalued. If you’re good with numbers, and good with kids, and you think you’d be good at managing a business/a team of employees, that sum might add up to franchise success following an investment with a maths tutoring company.
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How to choose a maths education franchise
Mathnasium is a children’s maths tutoring franchise running sessions both out of local Mathnasium centres and online. You can become a franchisee with Mathnasium for a minimum initial investment of £30,000, with franchise fees of £29,500 and a total investment cost of £100,000.
7. A science franchise
We’ve spoken about computing franchises, but science is similarly important in the modern world. Do your skills lie in a less computer-focused and more scientific area? Would you like to fit topics that are sometimes perceived as very dry into a format that’s interesting, fun and engaging for kids across the country? If yes, investing with a science teaching franchise would put you in a great position to make it happen.
Choosing a science franchise in the education industry
If science is your cup of tea and you also love teaching and inspiring children, you should consider Mother Nature Science. Mother Nature Science is a science-focused “edutainment” (education plus entertainment) provider for kids between the ages of five and 12. You can become a Mother Nature Science franchisee for a minimum initial investment of £9,500, with franchise fees of £18,000, a total investment cost of £20,000 and a royalty fee charged at 8%.
Start running an education franchise today
Hopefully, you’re coming to the end of this article with a much better idea of where you might fit within the dynamic and varied education sector. Now it’s time to figure out, with more help from Point Franchise, how to launch and how to run an education franchise. Discover a guide to starting your own education franchise, and read all about a day in the life for the owner of a tutoring franchise.
Cara Squires, Point Franchise ©