What is NCS?
NCS (National Citizen Service) is a once-in-a-lifetime four week opportunity open to all Year 11 and 12 students – it’s great fun and a fantastic way to build skills and experiences needed to help young people stand out in job and university applications. Students will take on new challenges and adventures, make new friends, learn new skills and give something back to their community.
Along with thousands of other people their age across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, students will spend time away from home completing outdoor challenges and building their confidence. They’ll work with local businesses and charities, learn about issues impacting their community and develop their interview skills through a variety of interactive workshops. Young people will then have the opportunity to plan and run their own community project to benefit their local area. After completing NCS, a special graduation ceremony will be held to recognise and celebrate young people’s achievements and present them with their certificate of accomplishment signed by the Prime Minister.
When does NCS run?
NCS runs across a range of dates during the summer holidays and autumn half term.
How much does it cost?
Normally, the programme costs £1,500 but because its government backed it costs you £50 which will cover all accommodation, transport and meals (during residential phases), activities and equipment. Bursaries are available and support can be provided for young people with additional needs.
How do I find out more?
At Littleover Community School, NCS conduct assemblies for Year 11 Students in January each year and return to visit Year 12 students in September to encourage participation in the shorter October experience. As a community school with an emphasis on caring we believe NCS is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their employability skills and make contributions to the wider society in which they live. In 2018 the school had 63 Year 11 students successfully complete the summer experience, raising a large sum of money for a range of charities.
Students or parents wishing to find out more about NCS can do so using the links below:
Alternatively students may speak with Mr Barratt, the school's NCS Coordinator.