AN EXPERIENCE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
NCS IS A WAY FOR 15-17 YEAR-OLDS IN CUMBRIA, LANCASHIRE, BLACKPOOL, BLACKBURN OR DARWEN TO MAKE EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIPS, LEARN NEW SKILLS AND CREATE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES.
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How it works...
NCS takes place outside term time in spring, summer, autumn - each one is a little different but equally amazing. There are plenty of dates to choose from so there's nothing standing in between you and awesomeness of NCS.
In Phase one you'll spend some time at an outdoor activity centre, where you'll get to know your new NCS Squad and experience the freedom of being away from home.
Once you've decided on the programme for you, we'll place you in a group of 12-15 amazing people; the best thing about NCS is that these people could change your life! During Phase one you'll get the chance to take part in a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities like: rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, archery and gorge walking.
In Phase two you'll be reunited with your NCS Squad and move into University style accommodation.*
Not only will you be learning to cook for yourself (think roast dinner, not beans on toast), but you'll learn some huge life skills that make for a killer CV. You could find yourself meeting organisations and important people from your local community, as well as developing new personal skills (teamwork, leadership, and communication). You could also find out more about the skills you have a passion for, such as photography, video editing, football coaching or even how to set up your own business!
*If you're taking part in the Spring/Autumn programme, you'll be living at home but still taking part in as many cool, life-changing experiences - the only difference is, you'll be waking up in your own bed.
In Phase 3 you'll be putting all the skills and experiences you've learnt into practice. Working as a team, you'll decide on a social action project that will make a mark on your local community.
We believe that you and your team have the power to change the world around you given the respect, tools and opportunities to do so. This is your chance to be part of something amazing - plan your own project, fundraise for it and make it happen! Go out there and be awesome together.
Enrollment for autumn 2016 is open
NCS takes place outside of term time in spring, summer and autumn. There's plenty of dates to pick from when you apply, so nothing stands between you and the awesomeness.
If you have achieved all this, you deserve some respect. So now it’s time to rejoin your teammates and celebrate your achievements at your graduation party.
You’ll get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister to recognise what you’ve achieved. As an NCS graduate, you’ll have loads of new opportunities through the NCS Opportunities Hub – as well as making more lifelong friendships.
What are you waiting for?
NCS offers new adventures, new friendships and new challenges, combining outdoor excitement, independent living and a chance to make your mark in your community. The programme involves full and part-time experiences over a number of weeks and involves many different activities.
"NCS is a life changing experience. You can't put into words how amazing it is - you just have to experience it for yourself!" - Olivia, NCS grad
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