FAQs: Buying a franchise

Becoming an Instructor

How we can help you

Kumon offers a proven business model, and by becoming a Kumon franchisee you are establishing a relationship with a successful global company established for 60 years, now operating in 50 countries worldwide. Kumon has over 4 million students worldwide.

You will be able to use our unique Kumon study programmes and benefit from our extensive training and support. Kumon's existing brand awareness will help you to build a thriving student base and gain return on investment.

From initial enquiry, Instructors generally take between three to six months to get up and running. These timelines vary depending on location and whether it is a new or existing Kumon study centre.

When buying a start-up franchise, you will be required to invest a minimum of €3,000. This includes €600 for your initial licence fee, with €2,400 earmarked for marketing during the first 12 months (15 months if taking over an existing centre). In addition, you will need to make provision for rent and other running costs bearing in mind cashflow. In the case of franchise re-sales, a fee is paid to the outgoing Instructor for taking over their business.

We are interested in people who are passionate about education and developing children, who want to run their own business, become a Kumon Instructor and are proficient in maths and English. Full training is provided by Kumon. All applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent, have a full driving licence and have the right to work in the United Kingdom. Every potential Instructor will sit a proficiency test in both maths and English.

A Franchise Recruitment Manager will provide introductions to existing Instructors and organise a centre visit for you, thereby avoiding disruption to classes. You will also complete part of your initial training in one of our flagship study centres to enable you to get hands on experience of a study centre environment before you open your own centre.

Becoming a Kumon Instructor is a full-time business commitment.

As a franchisee you get to run your own business, with guidance from your dedicated Area Manager, and use the unique Kumon Method of Learning. The Kumon programmes are designed for students to work independently, with guidance from their Instructor. As the Instructor, your understanding of the programme is vital to the success of your students and you will therefore receive extensive training to gain an in-depth knowledge of the programme materials and how to use them to help your students excel.

Yes. A number of existing Kumon centres become available from time to time to purchase each year. You can call our franchise team on 1800 523 191 for more information on existing and future opportunities.

Yes. As part of the application process you will be required to have all necessary child safeguarding checks. This will take place prior to initial training with Kumon.

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