LCF (UK) Ltd
Welcome to LCF Clubs
LCF Clubs was established in 1985 to teach French and Spanish to young learners. With over 5,000 centres in the UK alone, LCF Clubs is now the largest provider of after-school clubs in Britain.
LCF Clubs is also the UK's most popular language club for children, with approximately 50,000 members attending our clubs every week across the UK.
Image courtesy of franchisee Katherine Smith, Wales
Offering structured and proven courses designed to stimulate children's natural enthusiasm for language & learning, LCF clubs are run by fluent French & Spanish teachers who are fully trained, supported and DBS checked.
Each week children take part in a balanced mix of games, songs, role-plays, crafts, story-telling & BABELZONE, in secure and friendly environments all over the country!
Image courtesy of franchisee Jane Pendered, Kent
Why buy an LCF franchise?
Becoming an LCF Clubs Franchisee is extremely easy, inexpensive and rewarding. As a franchisee with LCF Clubs you will have the opportunity to build a profitable language teaching business, with the full support and guidance of a multi-national education provider behind you. LCF Clubs currently
operates in 9 countries worldwide.
Teaching experience isn’t necessary to become an LCF Clubs franchisee, as we provide full training. If you prefer not to teach at all and simply run your franchise, that’s not a problem either, as many LCF franchisees employ teachers to run their clubs.
We help you to build your business
Full business support is available on a permanent basis and is included in your franchise fee. As part of its franchise package, LCF also supplies all course materials, curriculum and lesson plans, required for teaching French or Spanish, as well as supporting resources such as flashcards, worksheets, games & Babelzone.
Simple and low-cost start up fee
Payment for your licence fee could not be easier. We accept payment by cheque, credit card or debit card, bank transfer and Paypal. There are no complicated payment structures, your licence fee includes insurance for your first year.
What do I receive as a franchisee?
Support and training
We provide set-up support, initial and ongoing marketing support, and business support. We provide regular business leads and enquiries from schools and parents, generated by our national marketing campaigns.
Ongoing teacher training & workshops - Teachers have access to an online collection of training videos, plus full-day group workshops run by experienced club organisers and head office staff. At our workshops we will train you to teach using our comprehensive KS1 & KS2 courses and lesson plans.
Public liability insurance - all club organisers will be included in our Public Liability insurance policy.
All marketing materials - All marketing posters, leaflets, flyers & national email campaigns are FREE of charge.
We also provide editable email, HTML and PDF versions of most of our flyers if you wish to do your own email or online marketing.
Local mentor training & support - Franchisees are also fully entitled to personal one-to-one mentor training as part of their franchise package. This will include invaluable advice on how to run your franchise from experienced franchisees and work-shadowing opportunities.
Personal LCF business website - All franchisees are offered a personal LCF Clubs website for FREE. The websites are easy to
update, and are a great tool for marketing
your clubs to schools and parents.
Parents can even pay their club fees online!
All teaching materials are provided. The LCF curriculum contains full lesson plans, flashcards, worksheets, games, song CDs, etc. No lesson preparation time is needed. Your initial pack will contain lessons for ages 4-7, we also have available courses for Preschool up to age 11, which will be provided as needed. LCF courses contain short and focused whole-class lessons, with engaging and stimulating tasks. Our courses provide opportunities for cross-curricular activities, regular monitoring and assessment of progress. Course samples can be emailed on request.
Our course list includes:
- Key Stage 1
- Key Stage 2
- Annual celebrations
- Drama course
- Adults course
- Business course
All franchisees (and club teachers) receive full FREE access to Babelzone, our popular interactive online teaching tool with 300+ activities in French and Spanish.
What do children receive?
Children who become a club member will receive:
- CDs and songbooks
- Pictionary handbook
- Included in the inscription fee is access to Babelzone worth £69.
Imagine a child has a choice of a club, with LCF they can use Babelzone at home, with a competitor there's nothing like this available for the children. That's why given the choice, parents choose LCF Clubs.
Babelzone and Englishzone online learning
'Babelzone' and 'Englishzone' are fun, interactive websites created by LCF Clubs for children and teachers. Each website contains over 300 songs, animated stories, games, downloadable MP3 sound bites, phonics and printable activities in the target language. Franchisees, club teachers and club members all receive access to Babelzone (for young learners of French or Spanish) or Englishzone (for young learners of English).
How much does an LCF franchise cost?
An LCF Clubs franchise costs £500+ VAT.
This fee includes:
- All set-up support, marketing support, business support, and ongoing teacher training & workshops
- All teaching materials including your LCF Curriculum (lesson plans, flashcards, worksheets, games, etc.)
- Public liability insurance
- All marketing materials (posters, leaflets, flyers & national email campaigns)
Personal LCF business websiteLocal mentor training & support (including work-shadowing)
- Full FREE access to Babelzone our interactive online teaching tool with 300+ activities
- Acess to Babelzone for every member of your language clubs!
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