National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your son/daughter. This adventurous and life-enhancing programme is currently available to young people in Year 11 and Year 12 and places are funded by the government. We are very supportive of NCS as it is the biggest youth development programme in England giving young people the opportunity to develop new skills and make new friends whilst having fun over school holidays. Some of our students last year took this amazing opportunity and we’re keen for more students to get involved this year too.

What does NCS involve?

NCS participants embark on an outdoor adventure residential taking part in activities like climbing, archery and zip-wire. Young people then continue their adventure with a residential week, based locally. They complete activities that will enhance their personal skills, including practical workshops, and visiting local organisations. Participants then spend the following two weeks designing and delivering a project that will have a positive impact on their community.

NCS is a 4 week programme that takes place during the Summer Holidays (July & August).
The summer dates are:
Option 1: Monday 17th July 2017 – Thursday 10th August 2017
Option 2: Monday 24th July 2017 – Thursday 17th August 2017
Option 3: Monday 31st July 2017 – Thursday 24th August 2017

The programmes above are divided into four phases. These phases are:
Phase 1: Outward bound activity centre residential visit (Monday – Friday)
Phase 2: Local residential (University campus) – skills development workshops (Monday – Friday)
Phase 3: Social Action Project planning and delivery (2 weeks: Monday – Thursday)
Phase 4: Celebration Event – where they receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister

Why take part in NCS?
• Participants will develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
• Young people will be engaged in a positive activity.
• All graduates of NCS receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
• NCS is recommended by UCAS, leading universities and UK employers.
• Participants will make new friends and gain memories that will last a lifetime.

What does NCS cost?
The Government invests over £1,500 in each NCS place so parents are asked to pay just £50. However, if your son/daughter receives free school meals they are asked to contribute just £10 and bursaries are available for those who may face financial barriers. The cost includes transport for the first residential week, activities, accommodation, food and trained CRB (DBS) checked staff.

This is how you can guarantee a place on NCS for your daughter…
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity which cannot be missed. This programme runs on a ‘first come first served’ basis so to secure a space you can ….

1.  Visit www.learnbydesign.co.uk/ncs-school-link-east-ea1/ to find out more and sign up
2.  Sign up over the phone by speaking to a member of the NCS Team on 01827 337237
3.  Sign up online by visiting: www.ncsyes.co.uk

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NCS on 01827 337237 or ncs@bydesign-group.co.uk as they’d be happy to help.