What is NCS?

NCS LogoNCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.

It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You'll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

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To sign up or find out more information visit the NCS Website.


Young people are being offered a chance to sign up to a thrilling programme of outdoor challenges and community work while building on their skills for the future.

NCS (National Citizen Service) aims to help young people – aged 16 and 17 – to boost their CV while having a fantastic time and making new friends.

The programme takes place during the school holidays, focusing on skills for education, work and life including:


In your first week you’ll live with your team at an outdoor activity centre, getting to know each other and experiencing the freedom of being away from home with new friends. In this week you’ll get the chance to take part in adrenaline-fuelled activities with your team mates like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery.


Now's your chance to discover something new!

You'll be reunited with your group in a uni-style environment where you'll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost your CV or UCAS personal statement.

You could find yourself meeting organisations and important people from your local community.

Even better - you might discover something new about yourself. Maybe you've got a hidden (or not so hidden) passion for photography, editing, football coaching or even how to set up your own business.

Social Action

it's time to make your mark! This is where your NCS experience all comes together. All the fun and inspiration from the first two phases means you're ready to step up and deliver your very own social action project. Plan: fundraise and make a difference.

You and your team have the power to change the world around you. Whether you're a thinker or a doer, this is you chance to make a difference, have some amazing stories to tell, and be part of something you'll never forget!


Once you’ve completed the programme, you're now part of the bigger NCS family - grads have the chance to attend some of the greatest shows and events going and NCS will support you and the projects you are passionate about.

NCS Autumn Programme

Phase 1 - Adventure (Residential) - 21-24/10/17
Living with your team at an outdoor activity centre, YOU will get to know some amazing people!

Phase 2 - Discovery (Day basis) - 25-27/10/17
Develop your life skills boost your confidence and communication will boost your CV.

Phase 3 - Action (Social Action project) - 30/10/17 - 24/11/17
Deliver a community project.

Phase 4 - Celebration - Graduation - evening of 27/11/17
You will enjoy a well-earned reward for doing something incredible for your community!

To sign up please visit the NCS website or telephone 0800 197 8010

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