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Education Franchise Opportunity


Step Ahead Tutoring and Educational Services is a leading tutoring franchise offering one-to-one tuition in the homes of clients or tutors, currently throughout East and Central Scotland.

Tutoring is in all subjects for all ages - children and adults. As well as helping improve their abilities within their chosen subject(s), our services build the self-esteem and self-confidence of the client. Since the company launched in 1997, nearly 600 tutors have registered with Step Ahead, the vast majority being teachers registered with the General Teaching Council, many of whom are very experienced teachers who hold or have held senior posts.  Even during the current recession, Step Ahead's services have continued to be in demand.  As a result of nationwide demand, we are expanding our business throughout Scotland over the next year, which is where you come in !! 

Join our franchisee team today, and unlock your potential. Franchise opportunities are available nationwide.

Step Ahead tutors provide individualised teaching tailored to the client's specific needs. Put simply this means one tutor working with one client on a one to one basis – working at their speed and in the subjects they need.  At Step Ahead, we are committed to inspiring academic excellence, confidence and happiness in our students. We find that through focused, caring and highly skilled teaching we are able to unlock the unique talent, enthusiasm and potential that is in every student.

While the majority of clients request tuition from our excellent Maths and English tutors, we can also offer experts throughout the entire school age-range and in a wide range of academic subjects : Latin to Physics, History to Philosophy and many more.  There has rarely been a subject we haven’t been able to support a student with throughout the 13 years that we have been working with our students.

"Working together as a team, we ensure the Step Ahead motto is always upheld– that our clients are not merely keeping up, but getting a step ahead”

This approach has proven consistently successful over the years:

  • We have an enviable track record of helping students boost their grades.
  • We have also prepared well over one hundred and fifty Scottish state school pupils for entry to Independent Schools, and numerous adult candidates for entry to the Police and Fire Services.
  • In very recent years, we have augmented our work with adults and businesses, offering our flexible services to support adult learning and professional development which in turn boosts staff morale and enhance the businesses.

Our Clients Enjoy:

Motivation -Increase in self confidence and self esteem – Encouragement - Tools and methods to help their study - Discovery of learning - Unlocked potential - Improved results - Self discipline - Lessons for life

Benefits of a Step Ahead Franchise Opportunity:

As a franchisee with Step Ahead, you can benefit from:

  • Flexible hours
  • Increased income
  • Satisfaction of results
  • Being your own boss
  • Recognition of your hard work and efforts
  • Working with like-minded people

Training and Support

Suitable applicants need to be capable of running every aspect of the Step Ahead business. However whilst you will have the freedom of being your own boss, we will provide full training and support to ensure you have all the necessary tools, thus creating a successful business in your area. But it doesn’t end when you start your business – we work with you, offering ongoing support and advice, but never forgetting that it is your business.   Being your own boss or running your own business can be daunting and that’s where the back up and support really makes the difference. Our experience and expertise is there to help you.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for like-minded people who are seriously interested in growing and developing a business FOR themselves but not by themselves.  Working with Step Ahead gives you the opportunity to build a successful business through establishing a network of tutors and clients in your area and strengthening the links with other establishments both locally and nationally, always ensuring that your business has the ability to continue to grow through the support and activities of the Step Ahead brand.

Get in touch
  • HQ/Fife  :  01383 62 45 99
  • Edinburgh : 07940 559135
  • Forth Valley: 07967024726
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