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?×
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.