Frisby’s College was founded as Frisby’s Home of English by Martin Frisby in 1995 as a language centre for students of EFL. As the school grew in size and popularity, it was renamed Frisby’s School of English in 1997 and Frisby’s College Ltd at its incorporation in 2011 (company number 7549922).
Due to its international growth, Frisby’s College has adopted the marketing name Frisby College, which has been embraced by its partner institutes abroad as a name that is easier to memorise for their clients.
Under its founder and Directors Martin and Pamela Frisby, the College has experienced constant healthy and sustainable growth over 25 years, from its conception to the present day. Current accolades include the highly prestigious accreditation by ASIC, the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, as a Premier College with commendations in all areas. The College is registered by the UK Register of Learning Providers, UKPRN 10039758.
Frisby’s College has also gained accreditation as a Trinity College London exam centre and regularly runs examinations recognised by UKVI for British Citizenship, Leave to Remain and Visa purposes. The College has an excellent reputation and pass rate in English language examinations such as Cambridge ESOL, IELTS and TOEFL. It is a registered exam centre for TOLES Legal examinations.
All teacher training courses designed by Martin and Pamela Frisby have been externally accredited by CPD, the UK’s largest provider of continuous professional development. Courses have specific learners’ needs in mind, including learners with special needs and disabilities. A proportion of each teacher training course includes indicators for recognising and dealing with special needs, in particular those needs and disabilities that are observable through learner’s behaviour patterns. These are often overlooked in learning institutes abroad and learners with conditions such as ADHD, ASD, anxiety disorders, etc. are often not provided with equal learning opportunities due to the unseen nature of their disabilities. Based on personal experience as well as a variety of professional training courses, it is a particular aim of the Directors to raise awareness for these disabilities and to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to successfully integrate special learners into their classes.
The College’s current position in the FE market is that of advisor to learners and staff. We have referred numerous students to surrounding local colleges and universities. As a provider of pathway courses, the College is adding substantial value to its learners, by closing the gap between local demand for courses that offer specific support to learners whose first language is not English and current local academic provisions. The College is also able to offer courses at weekends and in the evenings, in order to accommodate learners with employment and family commitments. Naturally, the pledge to provide courses for all learners, including those with disabilities, also applies to the College’s local course provisions.
With its extensive experience in delivering HND and post-graduate Diplomas in Business Management courses in cooperation with ABE, the Association of Business Executives, Frisby College is in an ideal position to expand its portfolio to include further FE and Higher Education courses.
The College was, until recently, run by its Directors, Martin and Pamela Frisby, who coordinate the partnership with the international branches of Frisby College. Due to the need for expansion on a local level, the College has taken on two new Directors, Dr. David Preston and Mr Thevarajan Kanapathippillai.