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National Citizen Service



NCS opportunities in Summer, Autumn and Spring……………….Contact us for more information!

You can book your place for Summer 2017 online at: www.ncsem1.org.uk.

LEBC is delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) in Leicester+Shire. NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Year 11 and 12 students (aged 15 to 17 year olds) develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities whilst on the NCS programme.

NCS gives thousands of young people across England the chance to;

  • meet other young people from all backgrounds
  • tackle outdoor challenges on an exciting residential week away from home
  • meet with local businesses and social leaders to learn new skills for work and life and discover more about their area.
  • make their mark by developing and delivering local volunteering projects that matter to you.

You can sign up to take part in NCS this Summer 2017 online:

Click here and you can sign-up online, pay and secure your place for this Summer holiday or Autumn half term – it only takes 10 minutes.

When does NCS happen?

NCS takes place over several weeks (out of school time) in spring, summer or autumn. It features a short time away from home and a project in the local community. A focus on social mixing, regular guided reflection and social action projects led by each team of young people making NCS a unique and fulfilling experience.

The next opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service is:

Summer NCS 2017

All Waves are 4 weeks long and are Monday to Friday only.

Please note places book quickly so a prompt response is required.

Week 1 (Mon to Fri) is the outdoor pursuits, team building, adventure and challenge week.
Week 2 (Mon to Fri) is the skills week, where you would be staying in the halls of residence at a local University and taking part in master classes and skills workshops.
Weeks 3 & 4 (Mon to Fri) is when you will plan and carry out your Social Action Project with your team out in the community.

Wave Dates for Summer 2017:
Wave 1: Monday 26th June to Friday 21st July 2017.
Wave 2: Monday 3rd July to Friday 28th July 2017.
Wave 3: Monday 10th July to Friday 4th August 2017.
Wave 4: Monday 17th July to Friday 11th August 2017.
Wave 5: Monday 24th July to Friday 18th August 2017.
Wave 6: Monday 31st July to Friday 25th August 2017.(Finishes early if you start college on 23rd August.)

You must be free for all 4 weeks of your Wave. The weekends are your own to do as you please. We can accommodate 1 day off for doctors appointments, family weddings etc please advise us as soon as possible.

You will be given the morning off to collect GCSE or AS/A Level exam results.

To book a place register your details and you will be sent a full sign-up pack.

To view the full details of the Summer programme click here.

Autumn NCS 2017

Starts Friday 13th October 2017

3 Nights Adventure Residential (13th to 16th October)
Location: Outdoor Pursuit Centre about 1.5 hours away from Leicester.
Four days and 3 nights away at an outdoor pursuits centre doing activities like rock climbing, raft building, archery and many more. Transport is provided and leaves after college finishes on the Friday early evening. This residential is a great opportunity to try new activities, make new friends and have fun.

3 Days of Workshops (18th to 20th October)
Location: Athena Theatre and Conference Centre, Leicester City Centre.
Three days of workshops at the a city centre venue. These 3 days (10am to 5pm) are workshop based and focus on developing skills and qualities useful in all walks of life and gaining an insight into Leicester+Shire’s social issues.

30 Hours of Social Action (Friday 21st Oct plus 4 Saturdays or Sundays in late Oct and Nov)
Over 4 Saturdays or Sundays the teams meet to complete a Social Action Project. The Social Action Project is picked by the team from a list we provide and it could be anything from painting and redecorating a local community space to putting on a gig or show to raise money for a local charity.

The Graduation night will take place in early December 2017.

To book a place register your details and you will be sent a full sign-up pack.

To view the full details of the Autumn programme click here.

Case Studies and feedback from previous programmes
  • To view a pdf of the national statistics on the incredible impact of NCS click here.
  • To see a summary and photos from the Summer programme in Leicestershire please click here.
  • To see a summary and photos from the Autumn 2013 programme in Leicestershire please click here.
  • To watch the videos of the Spring, Summer and Autumn programmes click here.
  • To read about Graduate Ben’s experience on the National Leaders programme click here.
  • To read about Graduate Bushra’s experience of NCS click here.
I’m a teacher, how can my School / College get involved?

We visit nearly all the secondary schools and colleges in the city and county 3 times a year. Please get in touch to find out when we are visiting or to request a teacher pack.
Email: Jamie.Pywell@Leics-EBC.org.uk
Tel: 0116 240 7007

To view the Teachers Film with headteachers talking about the impact of NCS in their school or college click here.

I want to work on NCS – Can I be a Mentor?

Each team of young people on NCS has an adult Mentor/Team Leader supporting and encouraging them all the way through. We are currently hiring Team Leaders for Spring and Summer 2017. Please click here for more information on our vacancies.

Please note all NCS positions are open to those aged 19 and over.

We are currently accepting on line references for Team Leaders (aged 19+). If you are a referee please click here to complete the form. Thank You.

I’m a teenager and I want to do NCS!

If you are aged 15 to 17 the quickest way to express your interest and get an information pack sent to you is by filling out your details here Click here. Then we’ll post the enrolment form out to you.

If you are sure you want to do NCS you can book your place online by clicking here. It takes about 10 minutes and you will need your parent/guardian with you and a bank card to make your £50 payment and secure your place.

Or you can call us on 0116 240 7007

Or email telling us your full name, date of birth and which school you attend to: NCSEM1@Leics-EBC.org.uk

I’m an NCS Graduate and I want to do more

Graduates of NCS get opportunities to take part in further Social Action Projects and events. As a graduate you should be receiving the quarterly NCS Grad Newsletter from the NCS team here at LEBC. If not please call or email to check we still have your correct details.

There is the opportunity to continue to make a difference through the Starbucks Action fund, please visit our news page to read more about it.

Contact the NCS Team at LEBC:

Tel: (0116) 240 7007
Email: NCSEM1@Leics-EBC.org.uk
24/7 Mobile for programmes running in Spring, Summer and Autumn: 07872 603 150

You can watch the NCS promotional video here:

How to pay the £50 admin fee for your place on NCS:

If you think you might be eligible for a bursary please view the criteria by clicking here.

For the full range of payment options please view the Payment Form by clicking here.

To pay via PayPal click on the Donate button below and follow the on screen instructions. Thank You

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Meet the Team:


Left to Right:
Lynsey Woodward, Hannah Walsh, Fay Wilson, Michael Lynas (CEO at NCS Trust), Jamie Pywell, Aysha Mohtat, Rachael Clarke.

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