First Rung has a proven track record of successfully delivering high impact programmes, engaging with young people aged 14 – 19 from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Our expertise, gained over 32 years lies in working with young people who are NEET or at risk of falling into this category. The majority of learners we support have experienced poor achievement through mainstream education and can be described as “hard to reach” because of their life experiences. Our programmes are particularly responsive to the needs of our learners, many of whom are from vulnerable groups including young offenders, looked after children, care leavers, young parents and parents to be,settled travellers and young carers. Our staff are specialists in their fields; with dedicated trainers, vocational assessors with industry experience, qualified learner support advisors and a well connected employer engagement team all working together to make our learners aspirations a reality.
Subject areas delivered:
- Education & Training
- Health, Public Services & Care