First for Construction & Building Services
From total beginner through to experienced site supervisor, we have all your construction courses covered.
First for Hair, Barbering & Beauty
Learn the practical skills to take you forward in our three fully-operational training salons for Hair, Barbering and Beauty.
First for Health &
Whether you are new or wanting to further advance on this fulfilling career pathway, we offer a range of training courses for all.
First for Hospitality & Catering
Train to be a chef in our professional catering kitchen, or study an apprenticeship across a variety of roles within the hospitality sector.
First for Transport & Distribution
Gain the latest qualifications, tailored towards meeting needs across local and global logistics markets.
First for Children’s Care, Learning & Development
We are your partner of choice for all childcare training, from entry level through to Management- let us develop your team.
Welcome to People 1st
We are your local training organisation, offering a range of courses across a variety of subject areas. Whether you are a student, from a corporate background, or looking help to get back into employment, we have something for everyone, across a range of levels.
We are proud to be locally owned and operated, employing over 100 team members across our 15 offices, and we are ready to assist you in achieving your training and employment goals.
Have a look through our site at what we currently offer and see how we can help create a future career path to change your life.
Together, let’s realise your ambition.
Level 3 BIIAB Diploma in Health & Social Care Northern Ireland
Level 3 OCNNI Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs
Level 5 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland)
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We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our programmes/courses or anything you may wish to find out!
You can also find the contact number of your nearest branch in our locations page if you would prefer to call us.
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Hear what people say about us
Pamela Hughes, Kids Together, Belfast
I feel we have developed a wonderful relationship with the People 1st team who have been approachable, informative, motivating, helpful and caring. Regular emails keep our organisation apprised of training courses that are available and we have availed of; Child Protection and Designated Officer training, Paediatric First Aid, Super Supervisor and Managing a Team courses as well as Level 3 and 5 Health and Social Care, Childcare Learning and Development and Playwork.
Charlie Avery, Hairdressing Student, People 1st.
I left school feeling so de-motivated and a failure and People 1st has shown me I could succeed.
I have been encouraged from day one and their support and belief in me has
built my self-confidence. I am now leaving with all my qualifications
and a Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing, along with a job.
If it’s the best training you want, and people that really care, then People 1st is the place to go.
Bronagh Creery, Director, Sleepy Hollow Group
We have been working alongside People 1st for a number of years now, on their Childcare Apprenticeships programme. We have had phenomenal help and support from People 1st and the apprentices that have come through the programme with them, have been fantastic- they have stayed with us and are all still employed with us. We would highly recommend
People 1st for all your training needs.