Our mission statement is to provide a creative, rewarding and successful learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Joseph Cleaver, Founder
Simon Cleaver, Chairman
In the early 1970's, the Company, now run by Joseph's sons, James and Thomas, began to focus on 'face-to-face' tuition with the establishment of vocational colleges, West London College in London's West End, St Aldates College in Oxford and Hove College in Brighton.
British Study Centres is accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and is a member of both English UK and ALTO (the Association of Language Travel Organisations).
Our objective is to make a measurable, tangible difference to the lives of children in some of the poorest parts of the world. Initially we have focused on AIDS-orphans in Kenya, providing money to fund their education and provide school uniforms and related resources. The Hotcourses Foundation is particularly proud of the primary school it built in Kitui, eastern Kenya, which came top in recent assessments of schools in the area. We are now building our second school in the region. Please see the video made during a visit to the location of the Hotcourses Primary School and The Lawson High School in the slums in Kenya in September 2009.