Develop skills that will help you get ahead in life

What is NCS?

NCS is your chance to develop new skills that will help you get ahead in life. The programme can help you grow in confidence, develop teamwork and leadership skills, you’ll also meet new people and make friends for life.

NCS will look great on your CV; it helps demonstrate your confidence, teamwork and leadership skills which are what employers say they are increasingly looking for. NCS is recognised by UCAS, so if university is your target, this programme will help you deliver a killer personal statement.

Launched in 2011, to date over 80,000 teenagers have taken part in NCS and 1.5 million hours have been dedicated by NCS graduates to social action projects designed to improve their local communities.

NCS Team

The NCS Team (from left to right): Gabby Da Silva, Tom Foy, Jan Budtz, Rajveen Basi, Dale Tomlinson


NCS helps your teen get ahead by learning the skills for work and life that employers are increasingly looking for in candidates: confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.

In 2013, NCS gained UCAS recognition making it an excellent way to help your teen define their skills and experiences for upcoming interviews and university applications.


  • 92% of participants in 2013 think NCS gives them a chance to develop skills that would be useful in future.
  • 73% of participants in 2013 feel more confident about getting a job as a result of NCS. NCS will help grow your teen’s confidence and CV.
  • 90% of teens say they would recommend NCS to their friends.


There really are NO hidden costs and it’s even entirely free for some as financial bursaries are available on a case by case basis while the Government invests over £1,000 per place.

Making a Difference

NCS is a great way for your teen to get out of the house and spend the summer making a difference in your local community.