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What is NCS?

Welcome to National Citizen Service (NCS) in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, also known as NCS EM1!

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Year 11 and 12 students and 16 and 17 year olds not in education can develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities.

NCS gives thousands of young people across England the chance to, meet other young people from all backgrounds and tackle

outdoor challenges on an exciting residential week away from home. Join with local businesses and social leaders to learn new skills for work and life and discover more about their area.

Make their mark by developing and delivering local volunteering projects that matter to them.

NCS takes place over several weeks (out of school time) in spring, summer or autumn. It features a short time away from home and a project in the local community. A focus on social mixing, regular guided reflection and social action projects led by young people makes NCS a unique and fulfilling experience.

If you say yes

  • You will take on new challenges and learn new skills
  • Make a difference while making new friends
  • Grow your confidence and your CV
  • Experience something new as you help out your community
  • Graduate with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister