The Association of Professional Tuition Centres (APTC) held its 8th annual conference earlier this month, and for the first time in the city of Lichfield. It was attended by representatives of nearly two-thirds of centres – which was not a bad turn-out, given that, no matter where conference is held in the UK, many have to undertake long journeys.
Like all good conferences the programme for the weekend was part recreational, part business. Saturday evening was devoted to a dinner at the George Hotel, and Sunday to a meeting at the Cathedral Hotel. Here is not the place to go into detail – suffice it to say that it was pleasing to welcome new members bringing enthusiasm to the mission of the Association.
Broadly speaking the role of the Association is to be a support for independent tuition centre owners, a home where experience and ideas can be shared, recommendations made, and questions answered as they arise. Since the Association is run by volunteers it can provide the benefits of franchise membership without the ongoing costs. How better to find out more, if you are interested, than by contacting Tuition Canterbury, replying to this blog?