NCS is a 2 week experience you really don’t want to miss! If you’re 16 or 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 600,000 young people have already taken part in NCS. Don’t miss out on the summer you deserve! 

NCS is a chance for young people come together and achieve amazing things. Let’s face it – life’s too short to be stuck indoors. So why not kick-start your future with a summer you’ll never forget! 


Phase 1

Be Epic

On phase one, it’s time to challenge yourself! You’ll be staying at a residential accommodation where you’ll get to know some amazing people and the chance to take on some adrenaline-fuelled challenges. The best part? You get to do all of this with your mates and even have a chance to make some new ones.

Phase 2

Live Life

Now’s your chance to discover something new! The second part of your week at a residential accommodation will see you develop life skills like first aid, self defense and how to balance a budget. 

You could find yourself meeting important people from your local community and even better – you might discover something new about yourself. Maybe you’ve got a hidden passion for something you didn’t know about, like setting up your own business or making a real change in your community.

Phase 3

Do Good

It’s time to make your mark! This is where your NCS experience all comes together. All the fun and inspiration from the first week means you’re ready to step up and deliver your very own social action project in Sheffield.

The best part is it’s completely up to you! Have you got a cause you’re passionate about? Now is your time to make a difference.


Go Party

It’s time to celebrate in style. Everyone comes together for one amazing night! We think it’s only right that you and your team should enjoy a well-earned reward for doing something truly inspirational in your community. 

At the end of your NCS experience, you’re now part of the bigger NCS family. But fear not, this is only just the beginning! 

You’ll get exclusive access to potential volunteering opportunities and apprenticeships as well as amazing discounts and big events! Invites for Graduation will be given upon completion of the programme. 

Local Action Group

Be a Changemaker!

The NCS experience lasts just a few weeks, but the opportunities can keep on coming long after the party. There are loads more you can get involved with by being an NCS Changemaker.

All the skills you gained from your NCS experience, from teamwork to creativity, from leadership to listening – will all look brilliant on your CV and help you design and develop social action projects for your community throughout the year.

To get involved, book your place on this summer’s programme here or for more information please email

Pre-Programme Events

Between now and when you go away, we are running a number of FREE pre-programme events. These events are planned to allow you to meet the staff and get to know your fellow NCS participants. These are great opportunities to ask any questions you might have. 

Pre-programme events will be announced shortly and you will receive texts and emails about these. 

Parents Evening, Induction & Bag Drop

Before departure day we will have an induction evening for each group. Participants, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend as there will be a short presentation covering all you need to know. This is the perfect chance to run over any final details and get all your questions answered. 

 There will be a “Bag Drop” shortly before your NCS experience begins. This is your final point of contact with us before departure and we ask that all participants drop off their luggage for Phase 1. This ensures we depart on time on the Monday morning and reduces any lastminute rushing around. The date, time and location will be finalised closer to the beginning of Phase 1.