What is NCS?

NCS is a National Citizen Service programme for 15-17 year olds who want to do something different. It includes fun, challenging outdoor activities and gives you the opportunity to give something back to your community.

If you’re aged between 15 and 17, and want to do something different this summer, have loads of fun and make a difference then NCS is for you!

NCS is the National Citizen Service, where, in teams of between 12 to 15 young people, you will experience an exciting 4-week programme of activities which will include fun, challenging outdoor events, the opportunity to give something back to your community and looks great on your CV too!

Make new friends for life

Experience things you’ll remember forever

Learn new skills to make your future brighter

Show how young people can make a difference

Main goals of NCS summer programme

This is a 10 day programme starts on 20th October 2017 and includes a residential. The Programme costs £50 only, and a special early bird offer of £35 if you pay 22nd September 2017.


An adrenaline-filled four days and three nights packed with incredible people and enough activities to make Indiana Jones jealous.


Next, you’ll have another three days away (think uni campus vibes), developing skills to give your CV and UCAS personal statement that all-important boost.


You and your new mates will then have the chance to give something back with a community project that matters to you!

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Week by week

Week 1:

will be spent on an outdoor adventure residential in South Wales. Doing a variety of outward bound activities both in and out of water. You get the chance to try new things and get to know your team.

Week 2:

will be another residential week a little closer to home working with your community, learning new skills, taking on challenges and becoming independent. This is the week you guys have to do all the cooking as teams!

Week 3:

will be a week of learning more about your local community and its challenges, then designing your own social action project to address an issue you’re passionate about and fundraising.

Week 4:

you’ll deliver your own social action project, completing 30 hours, to make a real difference in your community.

And finally, in September, we will be inviting you all back for a graduation ceremony to celebrate your achievements plus a chance to catch-up again with all the new friends you made during your NCS summer experience!

Throughout the whole programme you will be supported and guided by experienced Team Leaders and NCS ambassadors from previous years programme (…..they loved it so much, they wanted to come back!)

The NCS programme costs £50, including all travel and accommodation costs. This does not include travel to and from the college during weeks 3 and 4 or dropping off and picking up for the residential, it is up to you to arrange this, lift shares have worked well in the past. Cheques made payable to Cirencester College.

Our NCS programme starts on Monday July 2nd 2018 and runs for 4 consecutive weeks. Our graduation event will be in September 2018 at a date to be arranged.

If what you have read about here sounds really interesting and you can make the dates, then just drop an email to ncs@cirencester.ac.uk expressing an interest or send in the sign up form. Please note that due to popularity of the programme, this is run on a first come first served basis.