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If you're 15-17, live in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, West Midlands, Greater Manchester or parts of Leeds, Bradford or Lancashire you've come to the right place!

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Young People

If you are 15 to 17 and looking to get the most out of your half term, join NCS for a great experience! Meet new people, make life-long friends and gain new skills for your CV.

Parents & Guardians

If you have a son, daughter or are caring for a young person, find out how the 2015 NCS programme could give them a summer they won’t forget.


If you work with young people, find out how the NCS programme could introduce them to new experiences, develop new skills and make new, life-long friends.

What is NCS?

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

NCS helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Running during summer and half-term, this site is dedicated to the NCS programme in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire West Midlands and parts of North West England and Yorkshire. The programme 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!

Why do NCS?

  • Grow your confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop skills and create a killer CV
  • Experience an unforgettable summer

What’s involved?

  • A stay at an outdoor activity centre
  • The opportunity to gain new skills
  • A way to meet new people and life-long friends
  • The chance to plan & run a project
  • A great experience for a CV

Over 130,000 young people have already taken part in NCS.

75% of participants felt more confident about getting a new job.

Our NCS programme has a 94% rating on Facebook.

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Don’t miss out on your once in a lifetime opportunity!