National Citizen Service (NCS)
NCS Summer 21 (2 weeks) 16th -27th August
NCS Autumn 21 (2 weeks) 4th – 15th October
If you want to make this summer one you’ll never forget, get yourself on NCS. The countdown to grab your spot is officially on!
If you’re 15 to 17 years old, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for. Make your mark, build skills and meet new people.
You know that buzz you feel when you nail something you thought was near to impossible? Imagine that, but for every day you’re with us. Throw that in with meeting a new crowd (who might end up as mates for life!), taking on challenges together…and still having some time to recharge and chill. Pretty great, right?
You’ll pick up a bunch of skills designed to help you smash the whole ‘adulting’ thing and live life to the fullest. With all this new know-how, you’ll then work together to turn your passions into action. Want to see a positive change in your community and get your voice heard on an issue you care about? Then NCS is the place for you this summer.
Here at Inspire Suffolk, we are a local education charity delivering NCS throughout Suffolk including Ipswich & Lowestoft.
Ready to get started? Scan the QR code below to find out more!
How do I sign up?
Your NCS journey starts here. It will only take a few minutes to sign up. Over 220,000 young people have already taken part in NCS and had an amazing experience.
To secure your space, head over the the NCS website to complete your application.
You can join online now and secure your place by visiting the NCS website, click here to find out more.
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Where, when, & how?
You can now sign up for NCS 2021!
How long will it last?
Our 2021 NCS course will last for up to 2 or 3 weeks, depending on whether you opt to do a residential trip.
How the programme works?
You’ve worked hard. After a busy year of coursework, revision and exams, NCS is the perfect way to kick back and try something completely different. At last you’re out of the classroom, discovering talents you never knew you had and making friends with some of the best people you’ll ever meet. Who knows, together you might even change the world a little bit while you’re there?
The NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.
We’ll help you realise that big, exciting things can come from feeling a little bit overwhelmed.
…No, seriously, it’s all good. Remember, No. We. Can. Show yourself exactly what you’re made of!
On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles.
Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals.
And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.
The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer.
Over 500,000 people have already done NCS – want to join them?
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.
During your time on NCS, you will develop the skills that employers increasingly value: confidence, leadership and independence.
NCS is a great addition to your CV. In fact, almost three quarters (72%) of NCS graduates feel more confident about getting a job after doing NCS. All NCS graduates receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister, and moreover, it looks great on UCAS personal statements.
“Since he has returned he’s continued with the programme and not shirked any of his responsibilities.
I would recommend NCS to other parents, it’s a fantastic scheme for young people to go on, Universities are looking for a rounded individual these days not just a set of grades’’
– NCS Parent
My son thoroughly enjoyed his time with NCS. He is a quiet boy but came out of his shell whilst and since he was there. As part of a team, they walked 10 miles for the Stroke Association, raising under £400. The NCS team leaders were absolutely fantastic and went above and beyond for the kids in their care. Lowestoft NCS team you were brilliant and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
– NCS Parent
How old do I have to be to take part in NCS?
If you’re 15 to 17 years old, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for. Make your mark, build skills and meet new people! The main rule is you’ll have to still be under 18 during the residential parts of the NCS experience.
Autumn programmes are slightly different so speak to our team directly about this.
Who delivers the programme?
All NCS staff are DBS checked (previously CRB) and are trained to work with young people. The programme is risk assessed and regularly quality assured.
We strive to ensure all young people can take part in NCS, and we endeavour to make adjustments to the programme to cater for a wide range of needs.
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