National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re a school leaver aged 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 300,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.
We have been delivering the government backed programme since 2013 and so far it has been great success and immensely popular.
We believe that you and your team have the power to change the world if given the respect, tools and opportunities to do so. As part of the NCS you will get the chance to be part of something amazing – plan your own project, fund raise for it and make it happen!
So what does an NCS programme consist of?
Once you’ve decided on the programme for you, we’ll place you in a group of 12-15 amazing people; the best thing about NCS is that these people could change your life! During Phase one you’ll get the chance to take part in a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities like: rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, archery and gorge walking.
INDEPENDENCE AND SKILLS
In Phase two you’ll be reunited with your NCS Squad and move into University style accommodation.*
Not only will you be learning to cook for yourself (think roast dinner, not beans on toast), but you’ll learn some huge life skills that make for a killer CV. You could find yourself meeting organisations and important people from your local community, as well as developing new personal skills (teamwork, leadership, and communication). You could also find out more about the skills you have a passion for, such as photography, video editing, football coaching or even how to set up your own business!
*If you’re taking part in the Spring/Autumn programme, you’ll be living at home but still taking part in as many cool, life-changing experiences – the only difference is, you’ll be waking up in your own bed.
In Phase three you’ll be putting all the skills and experiences you’ve learnt into practice. Working as a team, you’ll decide on a social action project that will make a mark on your local community.
We believe that you and your team have the power to change the world around you given the respect, tools and opportunities to do so. This is your chance to be part of something amazing – plan your own project, fundraise for it and make it happen! Go out there and be awesome together.
Phase four it’s time to celebrate in style. We think it’s only right that you and your team should enjoy a well-earned reward for doing something truly inspirational in your community.
At the end of your NCS experience, you’re now part of the bigger NCS family. This is only just the beginning! You’ll get exclusive access to potential volunteering opportunities and apprenticeships as well as amazing discounts and big events! Once an NCSer, always an NCSer.
This is a popular programme and places run out fast
Accrington Stanley Community Trust offers NCS programmes throughout the year. For more information and to sign up go to www.ncsnorthwest.co.uk<www.ncsnorthwest.co.uk%20> or call Kathryn & Scott from the NCS Team on 01254 304071.
EFL Trust is subcontracted to deliver NCS in Accrington, Blackpool, Burnley, Carlisle, Fleetwood and Preston by Inspira, an award-winning career management and personal development organisation operating in the North West of England. For more information about Inspira go to www.inspira.org.uk