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NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16-17 year olds, that helps build skills for work and life, whilst giving them the chance to make new friends, meet new people and try new things. It’s a great way to enhance your CV and provides the team-working, independence and communication skills needed to help with job, college and university applications.

What is NCS?
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ABOUT NCS

As a parent or guardian of a teenager, you’re probably worrying about how your son or daughter will get on in life. For some of you it will be about securing a job and for others about getting them on the next rung of the
further education ladder. There’s no doubt that the world is increasingly competitive. Employers, colleges and universities are all looking beyond educational qualifications to show personal achievement and life skills.

This is why NCS (National Citizen Service) was created. It has been exclusively designed to give all 16 and 17 year olds the chance to build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges, making new friends and contributing to their local community.

PHASE 1: ADVENTURE

Exciting team-building activities and outdoor challenges at a residential centre in the Peak District, taking part in a range of activities from camping to abseiling, hiking, weaselling, zip-lining and canoeing.

PHASE 2: DISCOVERY

Interactive skills-building workshops, delivered by local businesses and charities, focusing on employability and entrepreneurial skills.

PHASE 3: SOCIAL ACTION

Plan and then deliver a community project; this could be anything from fundraising for a local charity or creating a sensory garden for disabled people, to setting up a youth club or repainting a community centre!

PHASE 4: GRADUATION

Celebrate their achievements at a graduation ceremony where they’ll get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

It doesn't stop there though - as an NCS grad, they'll have access to a host of exclusive NCS opportunities such as work experience, volunteering overseas, skills courses and more!

NCS runs for 4 weeks over the summer holidays

or for 2 weeks over the autumn half term holiday

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THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO PROGRESS IN LIFE

They’ll spend time away from home experiencing outdoor challenges like canoeing, abseiling, climbing or caving, followed by skills-building workshops focusing on employability and enterprise skills. They’ll then take part in a community project to help make a real difference in your local area.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

NCS takes place outside of term-time and costs a maximum of £50 as it’s backed by the government. Bursaries are available – please contact us on 0121 386 6910 or email askncs@ingeus.co.uk for more information.

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HEAR WHAT OTHER TEENAGERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT NCS

PRIANKA, watford

"Prianka was chosen as one of only 20 young people to feature in our recent national TV campaign for NCS."

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ARJUN, watford

"The best thing about NCS is that I made lots of friends and I learnt a lot. It was a real game-changer for me."

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Uzair, Nottingham

"NCS was more than just a chance to meet new people. It was a chance to develop myself and after NCS many opportunities came up for me."

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