About Us

The who, when and why...

SCL was founded in 1999 by our two Founders Lewis Field and Steve Franks who were driven by a passion for sport and motivated by having a positive impact on people. SCL is still run by Lewis and Steve, who you can see around our Sandhurst office most days.

Sitting in a car one dark and wet March morning in 1999, eating a bacon bap, Lewis and Steve discussed how they both believe their purpose in life is to  “…make a positive impact on children’s lives and create a strong legacy”. Today they have turned their breakfast bap chat into a thriving and successful business where they have turned their dream into a reality.  It’s an inspiring story with two inspiring Leaders at the top that all of our team are part of. 

As it stands today SCL Education Group is built on four organisations all driven by the same mission and vision; to positively impact the lives of over 1 Million children and young people and create a legacy in the communities we serve.  

Together we are leading providers in education, apprenticeships, traineeships, adult education, childcare, and end point assessment:

  • SCL Kids: An Ofsted registered active childcare provider; working in partnership with 130+ schools to engage over 15,000 children each year in physical education and active childcare.
  • SCL Education: A post-16 further education provider delivering high-quality education, powered by sport. Proud to teach, motivate and develop more than 3,000 learners at over 70 education centres every year, using the power of sport to help young people unlock their potential.
  • SCL Professional: Delivering workforce development and apprenticeship programmes across a range of industries and sectors, nationwide, to empower people, transform teams and drive business performance.
  • DNA skills: Delivering End-point Assessment in the World of Sport, guiding apprentices to be life ready.

Within SCL, we employ staff to cover many different roles, across the country, with different skillsets ranging from Sports Lecturers to Childcare workers, Marketing professionals to Customer Service and Sales professionals. 

Many of those we employ have been promoted from within and continue to thrive in our engaging, energetic and passionate culture. If you are searching for More than Just a Job if you like working with or teaching children and young people, you should join our team, we have a very unique and fun work place for anyone in education.

“As Chief Executive of SCL I am passionate about improving the lives of children and young people through active childcare, learning and education; creating a legacy in the communities we serve. We are proud of our team and their passion for our cause and we know that by all working together and sharing this ethos we can make this happen.” Lewis Field, Founder & Chief Executive

“Our success stems from our passion for developing people, this is what motivated us in the beginning and is what still motivates us today. Ensuring that every child or young person that attends our programmes is able to reach their full potential is at the centre of everything we do. Our fantastic team, whether based in the office or out in the field, all share this passion.” Steve Franks, Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Our Areas of employment



We believe in what we do
We are enthusiastic & dynamic
We always go the extra mile



We make it happen
We motivate each other to achieve great things
We are positive role models



We are relentless in our pursuit to be the very best
We are driven to succeed
We place the customer at the heart of what we do



We are stronger together
We deliver on our promises
We are dependable and trustworthy