How to become a franchise owner
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- applying directly
- training with a professional body
There is no set entry route to become a franchise owner but it may be useful to do a relevant subject like:
- Level 1 Principles of Business Start Up
- Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start up
- Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You'll usually buy into a franchise then get training from the seller who is known as the franchisor.
You may find it helpful to get experience and skills in areas like:
- basic accounting
- sales and marketing
- managing people
- customer service
You could do business training courses with a professional body to prepare for taking on a franchise.
You'll need access to money to buy the franchise and pay ongoing agreement fees.
You can get more advice about running a franchise from the British Franchise Association and GOV.UK.