New to quality assurance? Take a look at First Steps

The recommended award for organisations starting their quality journey

First Steps ensures you have basic quality standards in place to deliver activities to young people safely and legally. The award can be completed quickly, easily and online. It is suitable for youth clubs and community projects without other forms of quality assurance and is externally accredited by Ambition. 

Send me more information about First Steps

How much does it cost?

I'm an Ambition Member or a youth club or project affiliated to an Ambition member

Ambition Premium Member - £80 full price / £40 charity rate*

Ambition Associate Member - £100 full price / £50 charity rate* 

I'm not an Ambition member 

Non-Ambition member - £150 full price / £75 charity rate*

*must be registered with the Charity Commission 

Ambition Giving

First Steps must be achieved by all organisations applying for Ambition Giving grant funding. Applicants must start the award on receipt of a successful grant application.

“We are excited to be supporting our club network to achieve First Steps to ensure young people have access to safe environments where they can flourish. We are proud to be driving up standards across Oxfordshire.” Oxfordshire Youth


1,000 young people volunteered through our programmes

90% of annual expenditure directly supports young people in local communities

1,000 training awards delivered in a year

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