NCS (National Citizen Service)

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a national programme available to students in Year 11.

The information on this page has been provided by Activate (local NCS provider); if you would like to find out more, please visit the NCS website or get in touch directly using the contact details provided below.


What is the National Citizen Service?

NCS is a Summer experience specially designed for Year 11’s after their GCSE’s. We give young people a few weeks out over the summer holiday to meet new people, try new things and cover new ground. We’re all about helping teenagers realise their potential, by giving them a taste for independence and loading them up with new skills so they can go on to smash their future goals.

As a national youth programme, NCS is made up of lots of regional providers – and that’s where we come in. We’re Activate and we’re your local NCS provider. In 2019, we gave 36 students from Uffculme the NCS experience. And this year, it’s your teen’s turn!

Technically a spot on our 4-week programme costs around £1,500 but because we’re government-funded, we only ask for a contribution. The most you’ll pay is £50, and we also offer bursaries – so everyone can do NCS.

This summer, we’ve got a few dates you can choose from:

  • Wave 1: Starts 6th July 2020
  • Wave 2: Starts 13th July 2020
  • Wave 3: Starts 27th July 2020

Want to find out more?

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Alternatively, if you have any questions or don’t think these dates will work with your summer plans, give us a call on 0800 197 8010 and we’ll do our best to help you out.