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We have built an established reputation as a quality training provider delivering a range of learning programmes supporting young people through our Alternative Provision, FLEX, Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes.


At First Rung we understand you need a great learning environment in which to train, make new friends and achieve your goals. We have well appointed modern and accessible training centres in Ponders End (Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest) and Colindale (Barnet, Brent, Borehamwood & Harrow) and Watford.


We have a proven track record of successfully delivering high impact programmes, engaging with young people aged 14 – 23 from a variety of backgrounds. Our expertise, gained over 30 years, lies in working with young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or are at risk of falling into this category. Our programmes are particularly responsive to the needs of our learners, many of whom are from vulnerable groups.


We also hold the Investor’s in People Bronze (March 2011) Greenmark (June 2012) kite marks and were awarded a Silver Youthmark Award in December 2009. The organisation has also secured the Matrix (reaccredited March 2013) quality standard for the provision of good quality and impartial information advice and guidance.