National Citizen Service

NCS is a life changing experience for 16 and 17 year olds around the country – you do outdoor activities, meet new people and have the chance to put something back. By doing NCS you learn new skills and have a great experience that looks great on CVs, and applications to universities and colleges.

In 2011 and 2012 thousands of young people took part in NCS. They all met lots of new people and enjoyed exciting outdoor activities like canoeing and rock-climbing in a week away from home. In their second week they returned to their community and had a great time with their team-mates learning new skills from local businesses and organisations. After this, they created their own project about something that they really cared about in their local area - and then delivered it.

What could I be doing next year?

NCS brings people together from different backgrounds to tackle an outdoor challenge, develop their skills and deliver a project to make a difference in the community. Programmes will be running during summer and autumn next year. Here’s a guide to the programme:

Residential Week -

Leave home and head to the great outdoors with your team. Whatever your action packed adventure week involves – be it rafting, climbing or trekking – it'll be challenging and fun. You will learn loads about yourself and make new friends too.

After you have met your team you will go back to your community to enjoy many opportunities over evenings and weekends.

Skills Building -

You'll be in your local area developing a new skill – maybe music, drama or sport – and learning about what makes your local area tick. You'll be doing all this with the help of local businesses, leaders and other organisations.

Make a real difference to your local area with your team -

Here you'll have the chance to put what you've learnt into action and make a difference. You will design a project that will make your local area a better place to live and pitch the idea to a Dragons’ Den-style panel. And you won’t just plan something – you'll have the chance to work with your team to do it.

Graduation -

If you have achieved all this, you deserve some respect. So it’s your turn to put on some smart clothes for your graduation. You'll get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister to recognise what you've achieved. And as an NCS graduate you'll have loads of new opportunities – from training opportunities and big events to the chance to continue your adventure overseas on International Citizen Service – as well as lifelong friendships.

Last year 600 lucky NCS graduates got to come to an exclusive party at the O2 Academy in London – watch out for something similar this year. Like NCS on Facebook here to keep up to date with what the NCS Graduates have been up to.

Want More information?

Take a look at the NCS website  or their Facebook page or some videos on You Tube.


Then call us to enrol or express your interest or complete the form and send it to us with a cheque

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Outdoor Education Centre Milton Keynes