Are you 15-17 years old? When was the last time you felt unstoppable?
Join our NCS programme today and have the time of your life!
NCS is a once in a lifetime experience that helps build your confidence and self belief so that you can take on anything in life. Live away from home, develop skills and meet amazing people. Food, accommodation and activities, all in for up to £50! More than 400,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.
Top 5 reasons to say YES!
- NCS looks good on your UCAS personal statement
- You learn the skills employers value
- Learn to budget and live for yourself
- Meet incredible people
- Get your voice heard!
So why UKSA?
The National Citizen Service (NCS) on the Isle of Wight is delivered by UKSA, in partnership with The EFL Trust.
We are currently accepting applications for:
- October 2018: 1 week programme, starting on the 19th October
- Summer 2019: 3 week programmes – with various dates available.
What is involved?
Each programme kicks off with an away residential where you will take part in adrenaline fuelled activities whilst developing the leadership and team working skills that will make you more employable. Next, closer to home, you will learn important life skills such as budgeting and first aid whilst experiencing a taste of independent living. Then you will be tasked with planning and delivering a community project that has a lasting impact in your local area.
UKSA’s NCS Coordinator, said: “This programme fits perfectly with UKSA as it’s an extension of the type of work we already do with young people, easing that all-important transition from their school days to working life. The course is based on the six NCS principles which include; social mixing, challenge, increased responsibility and independence, reflection, social action and inspiration. By the end of the Summer 2018 programmes it was clear to see the young people’s confidence had increased through the teamwork and leadership skills they had undertaken. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to have greater awareness of their local community.”
NCS has been running since 2011, with over 400,000 young people taking the opportunity to fast track their future with the programme.
How much will it cost?
Thanks to government funding, the cost of the October programme is £35 and the cost of the Summer programme is £50. The actual programme value per person is over £1,300 – so make sure you sign up early to avoid disappointment!! Discounts are available on a case-by-case basis, please contact the NCS Coordinator for further details.
What the class of 2016 have to say about NCS?
“This has been the most incredible summer. I had so much fun, tried something new every day and met new people who I can’t wait to meet up with again. One of my highlights was creating our social action project which involved creating a bereavement garden in memory of a teacher at Medina. It was amazing to be able to see the project through and realise the huge difference we can make if we put our minds to it – the sense of achievement at the end when we completed the garden was something I’d never experienced before and it really bonded the group. I’d definitely encourage other young people to give it a go.” 2016 participant Alice Snow.
How do I sign up?