Summer 2021 (Summer holidays)

We are running NCS progammes in 2021 as follows:

  • a 2 week programme, daytime only 9am to 5pm on weekdays.  These will run in July and August and will focus on development of confidence, social skills, employability skills and provide a fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in a project that makes a difference in your local community.  
  • a 3 week programme that is the same as the 2 week programme above, but includes an additional week at the start, that is a residential week at an outdoor adventure centre.  Due to COVID-19 this first week is TBC and all young people who book a place on thsi programme will automatically switch to the 2 week programme if COVID prevents us from running the residential week.

NCS this summer will be a 2 or 3 week programme delivered in July and August in your community, where 15-17 year olds will work in teams guided by NCS staff..

Week 1 will give young people the opportunity to develop new skills such as leadership, team building, presentation skills and the chance to plan their own social action project. This will include workshops and activity sessions.

Week 2 will allow the young people to create and carry out their very own social action and volunteering projects. Helping the community where it needs it the most.

You can book your place online. Click here and fill in your details, please ensure you select the correct school/college name.

For a step by step guide to book your place online and Frequently Asked Questions please click here.

Key Dates & Times

NCS will run Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm, weekends are your own. There are a few start dates available throughout the summer, please be aware that these dates are to be confirmed based on COVID-19 developments, please call us for most up to date start information.

Leicester and Leicestershire:

Wave 1 - 3 week programme - starting Mon 5th July 2021 and finishing Fri 23rd July 2021 

Wave 2 - 2 week programme - starting Mon 12th July 2021 and finishing Fri 23rd July 2021 

Wave 3 - 3 week progrmame - starting Mon 26th July 2021 and finishing Fri 13th Aug 2021

Wave 4 - 2 week programme - starting Mon 2nd Aug 2021 and finishing Fri 13th Aug 2021

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire:

Wave 1 - 3 week programme - starting Mon 5th July and finishing Fri 23rd July 2021 

Wave 2 - 2 week programme - starting Mon 12th July and finishing Fri 23rd July 2021

Wave 3 - 3 week programme - starting Mon 19th July and finishing Fri 6th August 2021 

Wave 4 -  2 week programme - starting Mon 26th July and finishing to Fri 6th August 2021

Wave 5  - 3 week programme - starting Mon 2nd August and finishing Fri 20th August 2021 

Wave 6 - 2 week programme - starting Mon 9th August and finishing  Fri 20th August 2021

Availability is limited, when you book a place for NCS online if any of the dates above don't show on the list, it means they are fully booked and a waiting list is in operation.

In order to secue your first preference of start date please book online at



Summer 2021 (Summer holidays)



Important Information:

You must be available every weekday of the 2 or 3 weeks of your wave. The weekends are your own to do as you please. We can accommodate one 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 for waves that clash with these dates.

How much does it cost?

The most you'll pay for a place on NCS this summer is £50 for the 2 or 3 week programme.  A reduced price of £10 is avaiable for families experiencing finacial hardship, including those receiveing free school meals.

Sign up online at Click on the SIGN UP button in the top right hand side of the home page.

Call us on 0116 240 7007 or email [email protected]

Want to work on the NCS team?

We have Team Leader, Assitant Team leader and Wave Lead roles available for the Summer programme, visit our vacancies page for more information. Applicants must be over 19 years old and have some experience of working with teenagers and motivating/leading others.

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How to book your place

You can book your place on NCS this Summer by visiting the NCS website or clicking this link

Got a question?

We are happy to answer any questions you have, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns. Please email us at [email protected] or alternatively, you can telephone us on 0116 240 7007.

For a step by step guide to book your place online and Frequently Asked Questions please click here.