Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

About NCS

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a fun but challenging personal and social development programme which helps young people aged 16-17 (School Years 11 and 12) to build independence and confidence.

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On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd and take on fresh challenges alongside them. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other as you all tackle your own hurdles.

Along the way, you’ll get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals. And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.

The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer.

Who runs the NCS programmes?

The NCS Trust relies on regional experts to deliver the best possible experience to young people and Services for Young People, part of Hertfordshire County Council, provides NCS programmes across Hertfordshire. Our dedicated NCS Team will be the ones meticulously planning every little detail to make sure you love every second of your time with us.


Is NCS for me?

A massive part of NCS is celebrating diversity in every way possible. Everyone should feel at home on NCS – so whether you’re a social butterfly or a slightly awkward caterpillar, we’ve got lots of ways to help you feel at ease around a bunch of new people. Not least, the best NCS Team Leaders, who’ll always have your back.

Read what some of the young people who've done NCS with us have said.


If you have any questions, please visit the FAQs section of the NCS Trust website.

If you can’t see the answer to your question there, please contact the Services for Young People NCS Team.