Your most frequently asked NCS questions
Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about the National Citizen Service.
The first week is a residential in Staffordshire across two locations, dependent on wave. The second week is a residential at Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe. The third week is non-residential, based around Aylesbury and High Wycombe (also dependent on which wave).
The cost of the NCS programme is £50 including transport, activities and accommodation. We often have promotions running where NCS is reduced to £30.
Prior to programme we run a ten pin bowling evening for just young people and also a Teambuilding day, BBQ and Parent Information session. These aren’t compulsorily but are a great opportunity for young people to come along and meet their team and staff members.
Yes absolutely! You can tell us a friend that you would like to be linked with. We guarantee you will be in a group together, and you can choose who you will stay with. However, if you are coming on your own don’t worry you will meet people at the induction events.
On week one you will be staying in tents of up to six people. On week two, you have your own room in a flat of between 8-12 people. These are in the student halls at Bucks New Uni.
Yes of course! Please bring a portable charging device with you though as there is limited access to plug sockets, especially on week one
You do not receive UCAS points. However, NCS is UCAS recognised and there is a drop down option on your application where you can tick that you have participated in the NCS programme.
All your food, activities and transport are covered for weeks one and two. On week one, you may wish to bring some money for refreshments/ snacks from the tuck shop. On week two, you can bring money for when you are in and around High Wycombe.
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