NCS: National Citizen Service

Welcome to your NCS journey!
Firstly, I would like to introduce Activate NCS. We are your National Citizen Service (NCS) provider for Leciester.
NCS is a Government funded programme for 16 – 17 year olds to take part in during the summer holidays. Activate NCS are your delivery partners of the project, which aims to give young people the opportunity to build skills for work and make a positive impact in their community.

What is NCS?
NCS works in 4 parts:
Adventure: Get your blood pumping and laugh until your belly hurts on our 4 night residential stay packed with outdoor adventure at Ampleforth College. You will face new challenges together in your team and find a whole new level of teamwork!
Discovery: Increase your responsibility and find your independence on a 4 night residential stay in a college setting. Gain the confidence to smash that big interview, learn what it is like to be a project manager or discover a talent that you never knew was there!
Action: Take your new skills, your new team, and the support of your team leader and throw it back into your community. Show the locals what you are made of as you deliver a 30 hour project to improve something you feel passionate about in your local community.
Celebrate: Bring your mates, bring your parents, bring whoever you want to watch you Graduate your NCS journey. Showcase your experience using your video skills and collect that all important certificate.

When can I go?
Wave 1
Mon 1st – Fri 5th July
Mon 8th – Fri 12th July
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Wave 2
Mon 8th – Fri 12th July
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Wave 3
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug
Wave 4
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug
Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug
Wave 5
Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Aug
Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Aug

How much does it cost?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity costs only £50! This is a contribution fee which includes everything (activities, transport, food and accommodation). Pre Christmas offer is just £25!

What’s next?
Summer ’19 places are going fast for our best programme so far so book yourself on!
Get in touch with our team by emailing: or book online at:
Fancy bringing a mate? Of course you can! There will also be over 100 other young people taking on the challenge with you… you are bound to like some of them!

Leicestershire Student Engagement Team:
T: 01785 711 572 E:
Matt Harvey: T: 07508 219491 E:
Zoe Buller: T: 07842 131704 E:
Sammi: T: 07943 051413 E: