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NCS is a chance for young people to engage with each other and achieve amazing things. Do you really have anything else more exciting planned this summer?

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 2 or 3 week experience you really don’t want to miss. If you are 15 to 17 years old, this is your opportunity to embark on adrenaline filled challenges, make a difference and build skills for work and life. Hundreds of thousands of young people have already said YES to NCS, so DON’T MISS OUT.

Phase 1 – Adventure (1st Week Monday – Friday)

Phase 1 is a chance to test yourself! A residential week at an outdoor activity centre, you will spend time with some amazing people and spend some well-earned time away from home. That’s just the beginning, you will see yourself teamed in a group of 12-15 young people you may have never met before – people who you may end up finding lifelong friends with.

Within your team, you will be taking part in exhilarating challenges, designed to push you to your limits. Activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, archery and raft building, they will not only challenge your individual resilience but also your skills working within a team. Don’t worry, even if you are a little scared of some of the challenges, we can guarantee you, with the help of our staff and your team, you will conquer your fears in no time!

Phase 2 – Discovery (2nd Week Monday – Friday)

Ever wanted to know what university life is like before heading there for real? Now is your chance to experience this! Week two will see you meeting back up with your team at a university style environment aimed at developing life skills. Learning vital skills that will develop confidence, leadership and communication, which will be a highlight of anyone’s CV or UCAS application.

You could find yourself filming and directing a film, leading an election debate or even finding a hidden talent that you never knew you had!

Phases 3 – Social Action (Monday – Friday)

It’s time to make a difference! This where you your NCS experiences in the first two phases will give you a good platform to build upon. Using all your new skills and knowledge, it is your turn to Plan, Fundraise and Deliver a Social Action Project to make a difference.

This is your opportunity to change things for the better, whether you prefer the planning or the delivering, you will have the chance to shape your Social Action Project and make a difference, create some amazing memories and be a part of something you will remember for years to come.


It is time to let your hair down and celebrate your time on NCS! Both waves will come together for a Graduation event to round off your NCS experience. It is only fair that the amazing work you have completed within the community is celebrated and recognised. However, don’t worry too much, this is not the end of your NCS experience. As an NCS graduate you will gain access to volunteering opportunities and big events only for NCS grads.

Keep Warm Events

Before you embark on your NCS journey we will be running a number of free keep warm events. These are an opportunity to find out more details about the programme, meet your NCS staff and get to know other NCS participants. We understand that many of you may be nervous about going away, but these events are a brilliant opportunity to ask any questions and settle those pre-summer nerves.

All keep warm events will be in your Welcome Packs that you will receive via email once you have signed up.

For more information or to express an interest in being involved, please contact Olivia on