National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime government-backed opportunity open to all 15-17-year-olds in England. Running over the summer and autumn, the experience helps young people build skills for work and life, while they take on new challenges and meet new friends.

To date, approximately 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS across the country. The experience is specifically designed to bring together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater self-awareness, responsibility and confidence that will stick with them for life. Additionally, it also looks great on any CV or UCAS statement.


The unique two-week full-time programme is split into four different phases; Be Epic, Live Life, Do Good and Go Party.

Week 1-Firstly, teens will experience the freedom of staying away from home at an outdoor activity centre where they will take part in adventurous activities like rock-climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery.

Week2-Finally, using their entrepreneurial hats on to think up some ways to do good in their local area, dedicating 30-hours to planning and delivering their own social action projects.

Dates for 2022

Wave 1–Mon, 4th–Fri, 15thJuly

-Helvellyn Residential trip

-Stadium-based activities

Wave 2–Mon, 25thJuly–Fri, 5thAugust

-Grinton Lodge Residential trip

-Stadium-based activities

Wave 3–Mon, 15th–Fri, 26thAugust

-Haworth Residential trip

-Stadium-based activities

To sign up, please head to, or email our Head of Education & NCS, Luke Shale, on