By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are:
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government backed scheme, which aims to bring young people aged 15 - 17 from all different backgrounds together.
The National Citizen Service offers new experiences to helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
The NCS challenge offers:
- A stay at an outdoor activity centre
- The opportunity to gain new skills
- A way to meet new people and make life-long friends
- The chance to plan & run a project
- A great experience for a CV
Running during summer and half-term, NCS involves a short time away from home, trying new things as well as taking part in a team project in the local community and much more!
What we do:
We offer a wide range of support to ensure everyone is able to make the most of this amazing opportunity.
Using feedback from teachers, parents and guardians we assess every young person individually to find out what support needs they may have. Additional support we could provide to enable them to take part in this opportunity may include an extra team mentor or a dedicated one to one member of staff.
How we work:
NCS is broken into three phases, each designed to develop different skills:
Phase 1 – Adventure
First up, it’s time for our young people to challenge themselves. Living with their team at an outdoor activity centre, they’ll get to know some amazing people and enjoy some quality time away from home.
Phase 2 – Discovery
Next they’ll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost their CV and UCAS personal statement.
Phase 3 – Action
It’s time to make their mark! This is where their NCS experience all comes together. They will deliver a community project about the issues they identified that matters to them. Plan, fundraise and make a difference!
Once the 3 phases of the programme are completed it will be tiime to celebrate.
At NCS we know how to celebrate in style. Our young people will enjoy a well-earned reward for doing something incredible in their community and, as an NCS graduate, they’ll access exclusive volunteering and work opportunities.
Don't just take our word for it see what others have said:
"Sam is on the autistic spectrum and goes to a special school...this was his first chance to mix with his mainstream peers...and he got on great!!" Parent of 2017 NCSer
“NCS is a great opportunity for your child to meet new people and build confidence. My son is non-verbal but everyone I spoke to along the way put the effort in and reassured me they would do everything they could to help him participate.” Parent of 2017 NCSer
"Rachel, my Support Worker, was amazing and always pushed me out of my comfort zone when I needed help to do it.” Faith, 2017 NCSer
Record Last Updated on: 25/06/2018