We can now offer our affiliated clubs and groups access to Ambition Quality. We can provide help and guidance to support you through the process and assist you to implement any changes required to meet the standard.

Several of our affiliated clubs and groups are working towards 'First Steps' which is the basic standards required by any youth club or community project to demonstrate safe, equitable and legal practice. First Steps is offered by UKYouth/Ambition for a cost of £115 (and a renewal cost of £100 every 3 years) as of April 2018.


What is Ambition Quality?

It is the quality mark for the youth sector and is the only standard on the market to provide supported achievement for youth provision of any size. This spans from a one night per week provision staffed by volunteers within a rented premises right up to a multimillion pound youth infrastructure body.


Ambition Quality is an assurance scheme specifically designed for organisations working with young people. This scheme enables youth organisations to demonstrate quality provision through a supported self-assessment process. These standards have been set in order to;

Provide a clear structure to recognise and develop quality provision

Achieve lasting improvements to practice and management

Improve individual and organisational confidence in the delivery and management of young people’s services

Evidence the quality of services being delivered to young people

Involve young people in the process of quality provision

Provide a nationally recognised award for those working with young people


Ambition Quality has been developed by Ambition and London Youth who have merged their existing quality standards into one concise award. These standards are tried and tested with hundreds of youth clubs, projects and sports clubs already achieving the nationally recognised award for quality provision.