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National Citizen Service


National Citizen Service is a flagship government initiative.

It offers a unique opportunity for 16 and 17 year olds to come together with other young people that they wouldn’t ordinarily have met in their day to day lives. Mixing cultures and social backgrounds. Over four weeks NCS will provide participants with an amazing springboard for their future by developing new skills and experiences.

NCS will cost no more than £50 (bursaries are available by calling 0121 386 6910)

Why should I do NCS?

It all starts at “Yes”

Signup for NCS by clicking HERE

Welcome to NCS

Phase 2 - Skills

Phase 3 - Social Action


Summer Programme

Week 1/Phase 1 – Adventure (Mon-Fri)

You’ll head to Tawd Vale Scout Camp in Lancashire on a team building residential. You will participate in a mixture of activities, such as tree climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bush craft, weaselling and hiking. This phase of the programme enables you to bond with your team and develop your teamwork skills.

Transport, accommodation and food is provided.


Week 2/Phase 2 – Skills (Mon-Fri)

You’ll head to The University of Nottingham campus for your second residential week, a chance to get a real taste of independent living! Here you will have the opportunity to take part in engaging workshops and activities, such as:

  • The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a drug and alcohol awareness and prevention programme
  • First Aid, learn vital first aid skills and gain a certificate at the end
  • Human Robot Wars, build, destroy and scream for your winning robot!
  • Community Organisations, an opportunity to hear from local organisations to get you thinking about your Social Action
  • BBQ and Disco

Accommodation and food is provided.


Weeks 3 and 4/Phase 3 –  Social Action (60 Hours)

Your team will create and deliver your own community project around issues you really care about in your local area, such as homelessness, mental health or the local environment. You can be as inventive or creative as you like, it’s YOUR project and a real opportunity to showcase your skills, as well as give something back to the community.



The completion of NCS is marked with a graduation event, an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and all participants will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.


For general enquiries please email:


Programme Manager: Katie Booth


Mobile: 07949 300645

Office: 0115 955 7215


NCS Project Officer: Georgina Crick


Mobile: 07931 996282

Office: 0115 955 7215


NCS Project Officer: Roxie Hickling


Mobile: 07931 996308

Office: 0115 955 7215