The nature of our work and the service we provide means we are a people’s business first and foremost. LearnChess Ltd take full responsibility for training and vetting every new coach, assistant, and general trainee, to ensure they are ready to take on the challenges of working in specialist and sensitive environments. In short, all of our coaches are fully DBS checked and are high-level chess players themselves.
Working across such a broad spectrum, we expect every LearnChess team member to fulfil our criteria of not only being able to teach with knowledge, but instinctively follow the guidelines we set out for ensuring our client’s safety at all times.
Coaching is not about talking jargon and blinding people with opening theory, middle game tactics and end game analysis, this level comes when our students learn what they’re actually trying to achieve. We coach people to walk, then run and if you are already running a bit, then we will show you the more complex theories – but again, only when you’re ready.
Thanks to our contacts in the chess world, we are also able to visit anywhere, anytime and set up chess clubs or groups to put your school or establishment on the ‘chess map’, with appropriately qualified coaches that really know what they’re talking about, and know how to teach with fully interactive tools and all the necessary equipment.
If you or a member of your team would like to find out more about LearnChess or wish to book a pilot session, and see the difference for yourself, please fill in our ‘contact form’ and we will respond within 24 hours.
Where we work
We actively work across the SouthEast of England, supporting and running clubs and events in schools, offices (as part of team engagement days), social groups, independent living establishments as well as individual training sessions. Therefore we cater for everyone! The benefits of playing chess are well known.
White to play, can you find the correct sequence? One of the funniest and coolest puzzles we’ve ever seen! Created on August 1951 by Bodo Van Dehn.
The first stage of the website is now completed and we have commenced on a fully integrated second stage for members…. Come back soon and take another look around.
New site, new start and we’re going to have lots of fun along the way. Over the next few months we will be implementing various updates, so please comment or shout if you do or do not like what you see…. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Who are we?
LearnChess offers the opportunity for everyone, everywhere, to develop their performance levels and skills by playing chess
Operating in many schools across the SouthEast of England, we deliver quality coaching to over 300+ students and are aiming to expand our business model by approaching forward-thinking companies and everyday people who together are being shown the incredible difference this has made to the young minds of the children in schools where we teach
Operates both online and face-2-face teaching programmes
Coaching system we use has been created by published author and International Chess Master, Mike Basman
We train small, medium and large groups of all ages
Every one of our coaches is a regular club player, with county experience and competitive success in national competitions
What our Clients Say
Talking about LearnChess’s support of a School’s Chess club…
It’s really fun and you learn to play chess properly and against people of all abilities.
Thank you very much for working with our daughter and enriching her skills. She really enjoyed her lessons with your team!
I wanted to say thank you for the help and encouragement you have given to D.; He has really enjoyed the classes and learned a lot. I’m sure it has given him a love of the game which will carry on in the future.