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Ambition Quality

Ambition Quality

Ambition Quality is a national kitemark to recognise and accredit good quality, safe youth provision. Getting an Ambition Quality mark means your youth club, drop-in café, sports club or youth project is welcoming, gives young people a chance to grow and develop social skills, and that there are policies and procedures in place to keep them safe.

Achieving an Ambition Quality mark proves to funders and partners that you can deliver high quality services, and it shows your commitment to improving your services for the young people you work with. Once you have achieved a Quality mark, you can display it on your building, on funding bids and reports and on any marketing literature you have, and the accreditation lasts for three years.

There are several different levels for Ambition Quality:

  • First Steps is a good starting place for groups who are new to quality assurance or rely mostly on volunteers, such as local youth clubs.
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold are for those who want to go the extra mile. You must achieve Bronze before you can progress to Silver and so on.

In January 2018, Ambition Quality launched two new modules:

  • Playwork, for Early Years settings, such as nurseries and playgroups, and other organisations using play-based learning
  • Social Action for groups/organisations running social action projects for young people (for example NCS)

These can be added on to First Steps or used as a standalone quality mark.

Momentum's Supporting Excellence Officer, Aimee Gedge, can guide you through the process and put you in touch with other groups who are also working towards a kitemark. Please contact her to obtain your Ambition Quality pack, which will tell you what evidence you need to submit in order to achieve a quality mark.

Unfortunately, we are able to offer support only to organisations based in Norfolk. If you are interested in Ambition Quality and are based outside of Norfolk, please contact UK Youth.

Good Practice Events

Momentum holds a good practice meeting every half term in each locality for front-line workers (paid or voluntary) to come together, share good practice and learn from others. The meetings are informal and include regular guest speakers to help keep you informed about topics that are relevant to your work with young people. These events are free and anyone with an interest in working with young people is welcome to attend.

The meeting is also an opportunity to gain support to achieve the Ambition Quality mark (see above).

Upcoming Good Practice Events

 

Ambition Quality Pricing

 

Momentum members

Non-members

First Steps

First Steps Social Action / Playwork

First Steps Re-accreditation

£115

£135

£100

£200

£200

£150

Social Action / Playwork Standalone

£80

£120

Ambition Quality - Bronze

AQ Social Action

£300

£300

£600

£600

Ambition Quality - Silver
(Must achieve Bronze award before progressing to Silver)

£250

£450

Ambition Quality - Gold
(Must achieve Bronze and Silver before progressing to Gold)

£250

£450

Re-accreditation for Silver and Gold

£150

£200