National Citizen Service (NCS)

Programmes for your students aged 15 to 17, to boost their skills, experience and knowledge, outside of the classroom.

Our new NCS Community Programmes take place outside term time and there is no cost to students to take part.

Each of our 3 programmes has a focus on building skills for work and life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends and contributing to the community.

We run NCS programmes in the following areas: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  We deliver assemblies and run events in schools to promote this incredible opportunity.

Every school and college can raise awareness of these new programmes to Year 11 and 12 students, we work with you to ensure your young people don’t miss out on this opportunity

What is the age criteria:

  • Aged 15 to 17 during the 3 day programme.  
  • If a student is in Year 11 and age 14, they need to wait until they turn 15.
  • If a students is in Year 12 and aged 18 they are not eligible to take part. 
  • Students up to the age of 23 can take part if they have a EHCP and we can accommodate their support needs.  We will always try to support learners of all needs and abilities and would meet with parents/carers and the young person, before confirming a place.
  • Must live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.
  • Students who are home schooled are also welcome.

Dates of our programmes:

  • October half term - view more information here.
  • February half term - more information available in January.
  • Summer Holidays - more information available in January.

How long is a programme?

Each programme is around 16 hours, spread over 3 days - 10am to 5pm each day on weekends and in School holidays.

The three programmes we are running are:

  • Success in Life - 3 days
  • Employability Boost - 3 days
  • Making a Difference - 3 days

Young people can choose to take part in 1, 2 or all 3 programmes.  Students can opt to do one programme in October Half term, then a different programme at Easter, and the final one in Summer if they choose, or just do one and if they enjoy it they can book onto another programme at a later date.

Students can only do each programme once.

Please note LEBC is no longer involved in the overnight Summer 1 week residential programmes, for information on these experiences please visit the NCS national website here.  Students who have taken part in the 1 week residential programme can take part in these above 3 programmes.


What do the 3 programmes cover?

Success in Life: 3 days building life skills for the future from learning how to budget and make a nutritional meal to brushing up on First Aid and CPR.

- Day 1: Understanding learning & personality styles, budgeting and financial literacy.

- Day 2: Food Hygiene and preparation, exercise and nutrition.

- Day 3: 3to5 year goal setting and honing your First Aid skills.


Employability Boost: 3 days developing skills and knowledge for working life, including a CV workshop, Mock Interview, and information on all routes Post 16&18.

- Day 1: The importance of work experience, routes into employment and CV surgery.

- Day 2: Visit to De Montfort University including information on Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships too.

- Day 3: Mock Interviews with business volunteers and interview preparation.


Making a Difference: 3 days gaining an insight into local Volunteering and Social Action projects whilst having the opportunity to get out there and make a difference too.  

- Day 1: Looking at the ideal society, voting, why do charities exist, fundraising and campaigning.

- Day 2 and 3: Plan and carry out a volunteering or social action project.

Benefits of engaging with NCS:

• NCS helps your students to develop important skills for their futures.
• NCS contributes hugely to the PSHE agenda through social mixing and Careers through developing employability skills.


How can we as a School / College let our students know about these programmes?

If you'd like an assembly, posters and or leaflets to share with your students, complete the enquiry form below, or call 0116 240 7007, or email: [email protected].


How do students book a place on a programme?

Our booking form is under develeopment and will be available on this page in September 2023.

Get in Touch

If you'd like an assembly, posters and or leaflets to share with your students, complete the enquiry form below, or call 0116 240 7007, or email: [email protected].