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The National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government funded initiative for young people aimed at providing them with opportunities to take part in social action projects and build skills for work and life.†It is the biggest personal development programme in England.

It runs in the spring, summer and autumn (two residential weeks in summer or 1 week in spring and autumn). On completing the residential element, participants spend a further period planning and taking part in a 30 hour team social action project that benefits their community.

Each residential commences with an outdoor activity programme enjoying instructor-led activities like rock climbing, hiking, canoeing and archery.

After returning home, 3 days are spent in their local area developing skills, meeting new people and designing the social action project that will make a real difference in the area where they live.†Delivery of the social action project is alongside other team members during the day in the summer holiday programmes or in the evenings and at weekends during half term programmes.

Finally, there is a graduation party where they receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister and get access to unique opportunities to keep volunteering and stay connected to the local area and NCS.

NCS is a government-backed scheme and the cost to participants is no more than £50 with bursaries available on a case by case basis.†
Those eligible for Autumn NCS programmes are:

  • Current Year 11 leavers (any Year 12 student that missed the previous year)
  • Anyone who is not 18 before October Half term
  • Young people with SEND up to 25 years old.†

If you would like to find out more information about our†programmes or book yourself a place, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and email back to† Alternatively you can contact Kim on 07920029496.

Download the 'Expression of interest' form

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