With the GCSE and A-level exam seasons just around the corner, teenagers will increasingly be thinking about what to do next and how they can get on in life. For some, it will be about securing a job or apprenticeship and for others about getting on the next rung of the further education ladder or thinking about university. There’s no doubt that the world is increasingly competitive. Employers, colleges and universities are all looking beyond educational qualifications to show personal achievement and life skills. This is why NCS (National Citizen Service) was created. It has been exclusively designed to give all 16 and 17 year olds the chance to build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges, making new friends and contributing to their local community.
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all 16-17 year olds that builds skills and confidence. They’ll spend time away from home challenging themselves through a range of exciting outdoor activities such as abseiling, archery or rafting, as well as building their CV and employability skills for the future in a series of skills-focused workshops. They’ll also get the chance to plan and deliver a team project that will make a real difference in their local area. Not only will they have great fun, but they’ll make loads of new friends and get some fantastic new skills to help them progress at college or into apprenticeships, uni or work.
NCS takes place during the summer holidays, for 4 consecutive weeks. As a government-backed programme, we’re able to offer NCS for only £50 this summer, with bursaries available on a case-by-case basis. Thousands of teenagers have already stepped up, said yes and enjoyed their time together on NCS.
To find out more about NCS, visit NCSINGEUS.CO.UK.