NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every 15-17 year old in England. You’ll make new friends, experience new activities and learn new skills whilst challenging yourself and contributing to the local community.
In the first stage of NCS, your teen will live away from home in an outdoor activity centre in teams of 12 to 15 young people. They’ll experience a wide range of team-building outdoor activities. These may include:-
Abseiling, Canoeing, High and Low Ropes, Archery, Zip wires, Orienteering.
PHASE 2 – LIVE LIFE!
In the second stage, they’ll be closer to home (Summer project only, at a local residential), where they’ll have the opportunity to work with local businesses, meet MPs and community leaders, learn media/presenting skills, journalism, project planning, budgeting and other important life skills.
PHASE 3 – DO GOOD!
Finally, your young person returns home, but continues to work with their team to give something back to their community through the creation and execution of a sustainable project, centered around a social issue they are passionate about. Ultimately to make a difference in the local and wider community.
WHAT DOES NCS INVOLVE?
Working in teams of new friends, your young person will experience a wealth of exciting new challenges and experiences, which have been designed to provide them with life skills that are invaluable to their future.
Who will be responsible for my young person?
The safety and well-being of participants is paramount. NCS is delivered across England and Northern Ireland by a network of experiences youth and community organisations including charities, college consortia, volunteering work, community, social enterprise (VCSE) and private sector partnerships. NCS staff are DBS checked and have the appropriate training to work with young people.
All the activities are comprehensively risk-assessed and overseen by carefully selected trained instructors and mentors and the programme is quality assured locally and nationally.
Will taking part in NCS interfere with my young person academic studies?
No. The NCS summer programme takes place in the summer holidays. Our shorter autumn and spring programmes can take place at any point during the autumn or spring half term holidays.
How can I get my young person involved?
Visit wearencs.com/sign-up-to-ncs OR simply click the APPLY button on the right. Once registration is complete, we will send you more details on the project they have signed up for.
For further information please contact SWFCCP on 0114 324 0737 and follow @SWFCCP, @amm_swfc, @glax_swfc, @OB_swfc for updates and upcoming events.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the FAQ on the NCS website for further programme specific questions.