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National Citizen Service (NCS) with Services for Young People

“NCS was a great experience. I met wonderful people and made friends that will last a lifetime. I can’t express all the good things that NCS brought in my life and hope it does for you too.”

NCS autumn 2021

Why not take part in NCS with us this autumn?

Take part in NCS and you'll do loads of amazing activities during the autumn half term holidays and beyond. Sure, you could Netflix-binge your way through your half term… but if you want an autumn to remember get yourself on NCS.

Here's what you'll be getting up to

The NCS experience is divided into four phases:

  • Be Epic
    Feel the freedom of the outside world with three days taking on adrenaline-fuelled activities like climbing a 'Jacob's Ladder' of suspended logs, bushcraft, fire-making and buggy-building. These adventurous outdoor activities will be at Inspiring Learning Green Park, in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Your team will cheer you along every step of the way, sharing in every challenge and every success.

  • Live Life 
    Next up, you’ll spend three days at St Paul’s Church in St Albans, gaining crucial life skills, all supported by our experienced youth workers.

  • Do Good 
    You and your team will devise and deliver a social action project based on an issue you feel passionate about. You'll have the skills and confidence to do anything – the more original, the better! This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community. These sessions will take place during three days (face-to-face) at the District Scout Hut, St Albans, and three evenings virtually.

  • Go Party 
    Celebrate your achievements with your fellow NCS grads and receive your certificate signed by the prime minister!

To find out more visit or click below to start your sign up journey now!


Who can come along?
NCS is open to Year 11 and Year 12 students aged 16 or 17. You’ll be in a team of around 15 other young people from your local area. You might recognise the odd face from your school or college, or you might be meeting everyone for the first time. That’s the beauty of it – lots of new mates await at NCS!

Where and when? 

  • Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th October: Outdoor activities at Inspiring Learning Green Park, Aston Clinton*
  • Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th October: Learn new skills at St Paul’s Church, St Albans
  • Sunday 7th, 14th and 21st November: Planning and delivering your own project at the District Scout Hut, St Albans

There will also be some virtual meet ups on 1st, 8th and 15th November.

* Transport to and from Inspiring Learning Green Park is included.

How much does it cost?

This autumn NCS costs nothing! Free! Nada! What are you waiting for?

What about Covid?

We’re following the government and the National Youth Agency’s guidance on managing youth sector activities and spaces during Covid-19. That means you'll be in venues that have been selected and checked following rigorous guidelines and specifications to ensure the safest environment possible.

When you're in a group, it will have no more than 15 people in it, plus the staff looking after you. All staff will have been trained to deliver high-quality, safe experiences... and are there to make sure you're having lots of fun too!

There will also be signs up in all buildings and supervision to make sure you're able to move around safely. All activities you take part in will have been designed with Covid-19 considerations in place - requirements on social distancing, PPE and how many people can be involved.

How do you sign up?

To get the ball rolling on your NCS application, head over to Once you’ve registered your interest, a member of the Services for Young People NCS Team will be in touch and from there, we can confirm your place!

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