Established by Stanley H. Kaplan in 1938 and acquired by The Washington Post in 1985, Kaplan, Inc. was one of the first companies to provide students with tutoring in preparation for the standardised university entrance examinations in the US.
Today, Kaplan remains the market leader in test preparation having assisted more than 3 million students over its 70 year history. Driven by a successful diversification strategy, Kaplan has experienced exceptional growth over the last decade with revenues increasing 12-fold. Kaplan is now one of the largest and most diversified private education companies in the world, with revenues exceeding USD$2 billion (2007).
Kaplan's mission is to help individuals achieve their educational and career goals.
Learn more about Kaplan's education businesses in the UK.
Kaplan Inc. owns the following companies all of which are based in the UK.
Kaplan Financial is the UK's leading provider of accountancy and financial training. They offer courses in 27 locations throughout the UK as well as home study and online learning for thousands of students and onsite training for many of the UK's largest businesses.
Kaplan Financial combines 50 years of educational and learning excellence with leading on-line learning technologies, award-winning materials and of course, the industry's most experienced and successful tutors. Qualifications include:
Kaplan Law School
Kaplan Law School is one of the leading London law schools teaching the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law), LPC (Legal Practice Course) and the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) for students looking to enter the legal profession.
Students are taught in small class sizes with experienced tutors to ensure a personalised approach and a collaborative and social learning experience. All of the tutors at the school are qualified lawyers with a proven track record in practice and legal education, giving a real-world perspective to their teaching.
Kaplan Hawksmere is a leading professional training business. They run high quality skills and development programmes, seminars, conferences and e-learning events across a wide spectrum of specialisms for the public and private sector. Kaplan Hawksmere expertise includes Finance Training, Business Training, Management Development Training, In-company Training and much more.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions offer an exclusive range of test preparation courses for more than 30 standardized tests for college and graduate school admissions, English language proficiency, and professional licensing such as business, law and medicine.
Kaplan Open Learning
Kaplan Open Learning delivers online courses for the University of Essex. The University and Kaplan have developed a partnership over the last five years to offer quality online courses under the brand of University of Essex Online.
Each degree course benefits from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support expected from a top UK University. University of Essex Online offer the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses to both UK and international students.
Undergraduate Business Courses
Undergraduate Criminology Courses
Postgraduate Business Courses
For more information, download the University of Essex Online Prospectus