Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to cover as much as we can on our website but you may still have a few questions. Hopefully, you’ll find the answer below, however if you are still in need of more information please email [email protected] or call 0114 324 0523.
NCS is a four week programme, however if you need to miss any time due to proms, inductions or appointments please speak to a member of the NCS team. Our team will do everything they can to accommodate your plans.
All staff working on the NCS programme are DBS checked, including all team leaders and volunteers.
Spending money is not essential as we provide everything for young people on NCS. There is a tuck shop on the first week, but we recommend no more than £20.
No, these weeks are non residential, and will be based in Sheffield, times usually around 10:00am-3:00pm.
Unless stated otherwise prior to departure, the coach will leave from the Sheffield Wednesday Training Complex. Middlewood Road, Hillsborough. Sheffield. S6 1TF.
Dependent on venue, most sites have WI-FI, however some of our venues lack signal but you will be provided with a phone number that will be in use 24/7 for our members of staff to get in touch with site and your young person.
Yes, however we state that not to take them out on activities, also they bring them at their own risk, we are not liable for any loss or damage to electronic devices.
It is best if they bring their own water proofs for the British weather, however the activity provider has their own stock in case young people don’t have them.
Not a problem! For all water related activities, participants will be required to wear a life jacket for safety.
Yes, they will require a lunch as they usually travel around lunch time.
No, all equipment will be provided by your local group and the outdoor activity centre for your outdoor residential. However, you will need clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty! Old jogger bottoms, old trainers and things like that. You can download your kit list by clicking here.
Accommodation varies depending on the programme, but you are likely to stay in shared bedrooms, males and females will not be expected to share accommodation.
A social action project is when a group work together to try and fix an area of concern for their community. Examples include renovating a community venue, holding a family fun day and raising money for a local charity.
A large part of NCS is meeting new people, we understand that this can be a daunting experience, so we hold a series of activities before the programme, so you can meet the people you will be spending time with on NCS.
NCS is an inclusive programme; we are committed to making the programme accessible to every young person. Where possible, we will ensure that additional support is put in place to allow all young people to benefit and take part in this incredible programme.
We cater for all religious and cultural beliefs and are here to talk to you about how we can accommodate such beliefs at any time during the programme.
If you take part in a summer programme, the maximum contribution will be £50, however special limited incentives are available for those that sign up early. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Yes, although there are three opportunities to take part in NCS across the year, places are limited and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so we recommend signing up as soon as possible
Depending on your age, you may only be able to take part in certain NCS programmes – take a look at the table below and that should clear it up for you.