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Hello, and welcome to Team TSC!

It's great to have you here and to see that you are

curious about running your own signing business.

 

 

Come and join us in sharing the passion for signing whilst being your own boss!  We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and promote the benefits of signing with children and their care givers. 

 

If you are ready to explore our offer, grab yourself a cuppa, get comfy, and have a look at the information and

videos below then "catch" the bubble to register your interest and find out more. 

 

Let's go! We look forward to hearing from you!  

 

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Is this you?

 

 

  • Do you enjoy showing or teaching BSL signs to others?
  • Are you looking for a change and a new challenge?
  • Would you like to be your own boss?
 
  • Do you want work that allows flexibility around you and your family life?
  • Are you confident around people?
  • Do you love to work with children?
 
  • Are you energetic and approachable?
  • Are you self-motivated and driven?
 

 

 

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Watch a short film from TSC Director
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And do you have these skills?

 

 

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  • A BSL Level 1 award or are willing to train for this qualification
  • Experience in signing with children, either professionally or personally
  • Able to act upon your own initiative, have a “can-do” attitude to develop and grow your business.
  • Confidently talk to a group of adults with or without children for at least 30mins.
  • Able to sing in tune and are familiar with Nursery Rhymes
  • Can set up, organise, and run classes independently. (Training and advice will be given)
  • Are willing to positively market and grow your own classes
  • Positively promoting the benefits of signing with children.
 



About Us

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About Us

Hi! I’m Becky, the Director of The Signing Company. I have been Deaf since birth and have used BSL since the age of 11. I have a twin sister and nieces who are Deaf too. As you can imagine, I have experienced and witnessed daily challenges experienced by the Deaf community, simply due to the lack of access to sign language.

In fact, I worked for several years in London as a Deaf Support Worker, until I became a mother to two children and found that the cost of travel and childcare meant this career was no-longer financially viable.  When I started to attend signing classes with my hearing children, I realised that teaching signing was something I could do!

This is when I started my own signing franchise in Hitchin and Letchworth. 12 years later, I am still going strong and am now also the Franchisor of The Signing Company!
Becky
Over the years of running classes, I have welcomed, taught, and shared precious moments with so many families. What I’m most proud of is that I’ve supported families through speech and language difficulties, and then watched the little ones and their families develop and grow with the support of signing.

I also love how we have created little communities of signing families who are also able to hold a basic conversation with a Deaf person! This is a benefit that’s close to my heart as it means that I am enabling equality and inclusivity!

The Signing Company is a Deaf led company that has been created to provide sign language opportunities for all. With sign language now being a valuable and sought-after tool to enrich communication skills, there is a sustainable demand and market for our classes. We offer flexible working opportunities to like-minded people looking to own their own business.  If you are as passionate as we are, we would love to hear from you.
 


Inside YOUR franchise

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Inside your Franchise

 

 

We are committed to providing the highest quality support, training and assets and so we are proud to have created our Business Box to get you started on your venture.  Inside, will be a training manual which will detail all the procedural aspects and contain all the materials you will need to manage the administration of the business such as book-keeping, record keeping and corresponding with your customers.  In addition, information regarding any legalities and insurance is provided.  Plus marketing support such as templates and branded items for managing advertising and media.  All lesson plans, educational aides, songs, props and handouts are also included.  

Finally, you will have access to ongoing support and training, plus contact with other Franchisees.

To know more about our business box, please sign up to receive more details about what’s inside.

 

 

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Meet a Franchisee

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Our team members are our biggest asset, and we are completely committed to supporting you through the entire process, helping to develop the business as you grow.  Our support is available as and when you need it. Don’t just take our word for it!

Here’s what some of our franchisees have to say!

Being a Franchisee/teacher for The Signing Company is an opportunity to do something amazing.  Teaching signing and watching families gain the ability to communicate with their little ones in this special way makes this more of a joy than a job.

Managing your own classes, timetable and locations give you a huge amount of flexibility to work in a way that works for you, while all the tools, support and resources are supplied to make teaching easy, fun and consistent. Everything from accounting to class plans, sign sheets and advertising is all supplied to support your journey.

Becky and the head office team support you all the way through so you can get out and inspire families to sign while all the other teachers support and share ideas together. Every day you learn something new and reach someone new through teaching signing.

Nikki, Franchisee


Having attended the classes, I and my family love signing.  I have always wanted to work with children and when I saw the advert to own a Franchise, I thought it was a very good business opportunity.  Plus, the chance to do something I feel passionate about is a bonus. 

I have loved every minute of the journey of becoming a Franchisee and the support from Becky has been great.  She's always on hand to answer any questions and at no point was anything rushed. Starting up a business is hard but having the support and encouragement I received makes it all seem easier.  Owning my own business and being part of a team that offers help and support when I need it is invaluable.

Teaching Signing classes has been a perfect lifestyle fit for me. I can run my classes and still be there for my children after school and during the holidays.

I love teaching the classes; to me it's all about giving families the same wonderful experience I received The Signing Company. Providing families with a special bonding opportunity and a wonderful means of early communication is an honour.

Terri, Franchisee


I really recommend becoming a Franchisee/Teacher for The Signing Company. The support you get is amazing, with everything from all the props you need, to lesson plans for every class which has been extremely helpful, especially when you first start out.  The Signing Company resources also help you with the business side of being self-employed, which for me was a whole new world!  

Working with The Signing Company feels more like a team than simply working on your own. There are meetings and training sessions, where you get the chance to meet the other teachers and share your experiences.

Finally, the support you get from Becky is amazing. She is very generous with her time and guidance to help make your franchise a success.  Being able to learn from someone who has been on the same journey and now has a wealth of experience to share, is invaluable.

Louise, Franchisee

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions about franchising

 

I don’t have my BSL level 1, can I still become a franchisee? OR I am already working towards my BSL Level 1 award, is this okay?
Yes, we can recommend courses for you to get started on your BSL qualification whilst you are training with us. If you are already on a course, that’s great! Let us know the details, we can continue exploring your franchise opportunity.

Do I need to use Social Media pages?
Yes! We strongly recommend that you are happy to use social media and have a good understanding of how to use Facebook and Instagram.

What training will I receive and what ongoing training can I expect?
Once you have committed then you will receive 2 days of training along with on-going support.
Ongoing training opportunities will be provided as part of your CDP.

How quickly will I be up and running my classes?
We would say approx. 3 months depending on the time of the year and also depending on how quickly you want to make this happen! Bearing in mind, you would need to factor in: training, receiving props, advertising your new business, and setting a start date as your goal! It can be done sooner!

How much would I need to invest in total?
In addition to the initial pack, you would need to consider a budget for advertising, booking system, venue hire, music equipment, stationery, and Public Liability Insurance. More details provide in the Franchise Information Pack.

Do I need a car?
Yes, to transport equipment, props and mats to a setting or venue.

Do I need space to store stock and equipment?
Yes, you will receive a volume of stock that will need a dry, clean and accessible place to store.

 

 

 

Established Franchises for Sale

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Established Franchises for sale

 

As well as being able to set up a franchise in any local area, we do currently have the following established franchises for sale, meaning that these are already publicised and being marketed in their specific regions:

 

Currently available:

 

Hitchin and Letchworth    Visit the TSC Micro-site for Hitchin and Letchworth here      Email us If you would like to know more!

 

 

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What Next?

 

 

Feeling the buzz of excitement? Is this you?

Feeling the excited about running your own franchise with us?

If Yes, then please fill out this short form below where you will receive the Franchise Information Pack along with an application form. There is also a “What is Franchising?” guide available too.

 

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