The College of West Anglia

National Citizen Service

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16 & 17 year olds in England, that helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

NCS allows young people to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Feel good about themselves
  • Make new friends
  • Embark on an adventure
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Have fun!

NCS is supported by the Cabinet Office and in 2013, thousands of 16 and 17 year olds will take part nationwide. We believe that all young people can step out and step up to the challenge and demonstrate what fantastic, talented, able and committed people they are!

Find out more about the scheme with our frequently asked questions or sign up online now!

When you sign up to NCS you’ll go through 3 phases:

Phase 1 – ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ – this phase is all about growing your confidence, giving you the opportunity to try and new experiences you may have never of dreamt of doing! To make sure you get the most out of this phase by giving everything a go with 100% effort!

Phase 2 – community awareness stage – this would be a chance for you to get to know the different charities and organisations within your local community. Getting to know them, learning about who they help and why!

Phase 3 – community project – now it’s your turn to do something good for your local community, where you’ll plan a social action project within your team, where you’ll be expected to complete 30 hours of some form voluntary work benefitting your community, which benefits you.

Find out more about the scheme with our frequently asked questions or sign up online now!

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Download the February 2016 issue of our newsletter for the latest NCS news!