Parents & Guardians

We are committed to making NCS a worthwhile experience for young people and for you as parents.

NCS Inspiring Young People
NCS Inspiring Young People

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all 15–17 year olds* that builds skills and confidence whilst helping them get ahead in work and life.

The NCS programme also helps teenagers connect to their local community through social action projects designed and delivered by the young people themselves.

83% of participants felt capable of more than they had realised.

We are committed to making NCS a worthwhile experience for young people and to you as parents. See our commitments.

85% of participants say they feel confident in trying new things.

  • NCS helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
  • It’s a fun, productive and inexpensive way to spend part of their summer holiday or half-term
  • At the end young people receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister
  • NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is great to demonstrate skills to employers

Don’t let your child miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.