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To make sure organisations reach their full potential, competent knowledgeable leaders are essential.
That’s why we offer a wide range of training and development opportunities for leaders and volunteers who work with young people. We deliver, support and facilitate a range of programmes which include nationally recognised awards and qualifications. We focus on leadership training and have developed courses for a future generation of competent leaders.
Our training and resources mean that leaders can make the biggest possible impact on the lives of young people– raising their aspirations and providing positive experiences.
Outstanding training by outstanding individuals.
Ambition Training brings together a wealth of experience within the voluntary sector to create outstanding training experiences for your workforce.
Our ethos is simple – we provide quality training experiences, delivered by qualified and experienced professionals at a competitive rate.
All of our profits support the work of Ambition, directly benefiting thousands of young people across the UK.
Click on the pages to the left to find out more about our training opportunities, or take a look at our flyer.
Benefits of our services
Our partnership and working with awarding bodies means our members can access nationally recognised awards without expensive centre fees and lengthy administration processes.
Administration of all awards ensuring mandatory paperwork is submitted to awarding bodies including quality monitoring, sampling, learner registrations, certification and monitoring information
Quality Assurance processes including regularly scheduled moderation and standardisation meetings, external moderation meetings, tutor feedback and recommendations for awards
Tutor Training through awarding bodies and internal quality assurance, development training and resource familiarisation
Staff Training for clubs and constituent organisations in a range of areas from Child Protection to Management, team building and Sports Leadership
Services to meet all your training needs.
Ambition Training offers four distinct services, focusing on:
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Ambition Training Courses
Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training
Coaching and Supervision
We provide a range of services to our members, opening up opportunities to thousands of young people, staff and volunteers. Ambition Training provides a range of training, specialising in leadership and management. Opportunities that we offer include:
Partners & Awarding Bodies
This includes partnership working and facilitation of training through nationally recognised awarding bodies. Our members can access awards through:
Providing a range of awards and qualifications from Junior Leadership to a full qualification in Sports Leadership. Sports Leaders UK qualifications change lives: its range of awards and qualifications equip people with the skills and motivation to create and run sporting activities in the community.
Open to everyone aged 14+, Open College Network West Midlands provide unitised awards and full qualifications in everything from Healthy Eating to Events Organisation. Open College Network West Midlands is a national awarding organisation committed to providing a high quality and responsive accreditation service. Regulated by Ofqual, it offers a wide range of qualifications within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It also provides its Recognised Centres with bespoke accreditation through its Customised Accreditation service. Licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), it approves and certificates Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
ASDAN offer a wide range of courses giving young people and volunteers skills for employment and skills for life
An awarding body you can trust. Respected internationally, we offer access to Leadership and Management programmes. ILM is Europe’s leading awarding body for leadership and management qualifications. More people in the UK gain leadership and management qualifications with ILM than from any other awarding body – in fact, it awards more qualifications in leadership and management than all the others in the UK combined. It makes sense to be part of the leading awarding body if you want to be an effective leader and manager.
Coaching and Supervision
Training is delivered through accredited and non-accredited routes and can be in the form of short courses (half-day) to full qualifications delivered over a period of weeks and months.
We work with a number of awarding bodies including The Institute of Leadership & Management and Open College Network West Midlands who provide external quality assurance of our programmes.
Our experienced trainers are skilled professionals from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from chief executive officers and strategic leads in local authorities, to national training managers and specialised development managers.
Head of Ambition Quality & Training
Our Achievements Last Year:
"Ambition worked with us to ensure that their trainer delivered a bespoke session that met the needs of a diverse audience of project co-ordinators. The content was thought-provoking and provided each of the participants with practical guidance mixed with theory, so that they could go away and put their learning in to practice within their own community setting. We will definitely be using Ambition again." Nick Perchard, Community Development Executive, Premier League
"Excellent training and made me think about our training work we’re doing for our commercial partners. Ambition and the trainer really got who we are and what we do, and delivered informative, bespoke training relevant to our policies and practices." Sarah Hertzog, Commercial Development Manager, vInspired
"We would highly recommend any other voluntary sector organisations to take advantage of Ambition’s expertise in this field." Jenny Stabler, vInspired
“Great trainer and made everyone feel comfortable for the start, which was a safe environment to explore the content. The content was excellent and great for our sector – the approach was the way it should be and met our needs. We would recommend it to others. Activities were well-placed and good to do the survey first. The trainer was non-judgemental and put us at ease. Great to bring the team together.” Pro-Action Hertfordshire team