Summer 2022 (Summer holidays)

We are running 2 week NCS progammes in Summer 2022.

The first week is a residential week at an outdoor pursuits centre, camping, and the second week on NCS is daytime only 9am to 5pm on weekdays.  Due to COVID-19 the residential on the first week is TBC, if COVID prevents us from running the residential week it is likely we will offer local daytime team building activities for the first week as an alternative.

We have a range of start dates from Mon 27th June through to Mon 8th August 2022.  The 2 week programmes 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.

We are running 2 week programmes delivered in late June, July and August and include a 1 week Mon to Fri residential, then 1 week Mon to Fri in your community, where you will work in teams guided by NCS staff.

  • For a timetable overview of the Leicester, Melton, Oadby, Market Harborough and Corby NCS programme please click here. 
  • For a timetable overview of the Coventry, Solihull, Rugby, Warwick, Leamington and Stratford NCS programme please click here.

BE EPIC and LIVE LIFE: Week 1 will give young people the opportunity to develop new skills such as leadership, team building, presentation skills and the chance to plan your own social action project. This will include employability and independance workshops and outdoor team building activity sessions like rock climbing and raft building.

DO GOOD: Week 2 will allow you to create and carry out your very own social action and volunteering projects. Helping the community where it needs it the most.

GO PARTY: In September we will invite all paricipants to a Certificate Presentaiton event to celebrate your restuls from NCS.

NCS costs £50 per young person, this is reduced to £10 if your teenager is eligable for a bursary place.  For more informaiton on eligability criteria for the bursaries please click here.

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

For a step by step guide to booking 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 Start Date End Date
1 27th June 2022 8th July 2022
2 4th July 2022 15th July 2022
3 11th July 2022 22nd July 2022
4 18th July 2022 29th July 2022
5 25th July 2022 5th Aug 2022
6 8th Aug 2022 19th Aug 2022

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire:

Wave Start Date End Date
1 27th June 2022 8th July 2022
2 4th July 2022 15th July 2022
3 11th July 2022 22nd July 2022
4 25th July 2022 5th Aug 2022
5 8th Aug 2022 19th Aug 2022

Availability is limited, and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  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 pre-register online at



Summer 2022 (Summer holidays)



Important Information:

You must be available every weekday of the 2 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 week programme.  A reduced price of £10 is avaiable for families experiencing finacial hardship, including those receiveing free school meals.

Sign up online at  To access the bursary price please call: 0800 197 8010

To speak to a member of the NCS team in the local office for Leicester, Leicestershire, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire 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.