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National Citizen Service (NCS) programme

NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences.

Whether you’re a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you’ll be surprised by how much you’re actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence.

If you want to boost your UCAS statement or CV, meet incredible people, get your voice heard and have a lot of fun while you’re at it, then NCS is for you. 

Summer programme

You’ve worked hard. After a busy year of coursework, revision and exams, NCS is the perfect way to kick back and try something completely different.

At last you’re out of the classroom and into the great outdoors, discovering talents you never knew you had and making friends with some of the best people you’ll ever meet. Who knows, together you might even change the world a little bit while you’re there?

Phase 1 - Adventure

Feel the freedom of the outside world during five days away from home, taking on adrenaline-fuelled activities like rock climbing, canoeing and archery. Your team will cheer you along every step of the way, sharing in every challenge, every success. Then you’ll have a few days back at home for some much-needed rest.

Phase 2 - Discovery

Expect transformation, because this week is all about developing you. Living independently, you’ll learn essential life skills from local business leaders and charities, gain confidence in public speaking, communications skills and budgeting. It all looks great on your CV, whatever you do next.

Phase 3 - Social Action

Now it’s time to make your mark. Back at home, you and your team will devise a community project based on an issue you feel passionate about. You have the skills and confidence to do anything – the more original, the better. This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community.

Phase 4 - Celebration

Finally, take stock of all you’ve achieved. You’ll have overcome challenges, pushed yourself into new and exciting territories, and had experiences you never thought possible. Celebrate your triumphs with your fellow NCSers at one great event before exploring all the opportunities NCS opens you up to. This is just the beginning. 

Autumn programme

NCS is the perfect way to kick back and try something completely different this Autumn half term.

At last you’re out of the classroom and into the great outdoors, discovering talents you never knew you had and making friends with some of the best people you’ll ever meet.

Phase 1 - Adventure

Feel the freedom of the outside world during four days and three nights away from home, taking on adrenaline-fuelled activities like rock climbing, canoeing and archery. Your team will cheer you on every step of the way, experiencing every challenge and every success. Then you’ll have a few days back at home for some much-needed rest.

Phase 2 - Discovery

Next, spend three days developing you. Living independently, you’ll learn essential life skills from local business leaders and charities, gain confidence in public speaking, communications skills and budgeting. It all looks great on your CV, whatever you do next. 

Phase 3 - Social Action

Now it’s time to make your mark. After your week on NCS, you head back home with your newfound skills and confidence to launch a social action project based on an issue you feel passionate about – the more original, the better. This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community.

Phase 4 - Celebration

Finally, take stock of all you’ve achieved. You’ll have overcome challenges, pushed yourself into new and exciting territories, and had experiences you never thought possible. Celebrate your triumphs with your fellow NCSers at one great event before exploring all the opportunities NCS opens you up to. This is just the beginning.

After programme

Be part of something big.

It’s not just the activities and adventure that make NCS so special – it’s the people you meet and the skills you gain too. As an NCS grad, you have even more opportunities to better your future and enrich the world around you. Take a look and see for yourself.

Find out more on our After programmes (external link)

Who to contact

Telephone
0800 197 8010
Website
https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/
Notes

For more information on how to sign up to the NCS programme, please visit our website.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
16 and 17 year olds
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