National Citizen Service - your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a life-changing programme open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do. It’s your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion, just like over 500,000 young people who have already taken part.
NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. Whether you’re a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you’ll be surprised by how much you’re actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence.
If you want to boost your UCAS statement or CV, meet incredible people, get your voice heard and have a lot of fun while you’re at it, then NCS is for you. It provides young people with the opportunity to challenge themselves, overcome some of their fears and develop their team work, leadership and communication skills.
The programme shows young people the significant impact they can make by getting involved in their local community via social action projects.
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Action4Youth delivers NCS
Over half a million young people have said YES to NCS
What is NCS all about?
The National Citizen Service is the flagship Government initiative aimed at 15 to 17 year olds which offers the chance to take part in a programme that is challenging, fun and develops skills and confidence.
NCS seeks to promote:
Action4Youth offer 2 programmes per year. We run a 3 week summer open programme and, in partnership with Aylesbury College, a shorter 2 week programme in Autumn.
Course graduates are formally awarded their certificates at our annual graduation and awards ceremony every September in front of family and friends at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
Click on the links below to download essential NCS resources.
NCS Summer Programme 2019
Meet the NCS Team
NCS Project Leader
NCS Project Leader
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