What is NCS?
Welcome to National Citizen Service (NCS) for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire (also known as NCS East).
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15 to 17 year olds designed to help young people build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
NCS gives thousands of young people across England the chance to meet other people from all backgrounds and tackle outdoor challenges during an exciting residential week away from home. Social action is at the heart of the NCS and participants will also have the opportunity to make a real difference in their communities; linking in with local organisations and community leaders to deliver tangible and meaningful social action projects.
BUILDING A TEAM
Live away from home in the great outdoors. Meet new people, build confidence and try new challenges led by fully qualified staff.
LEARN REAL LIFE LESSONS
Become more independent while learning new life skills.
Discovering what the community needs and how real change can be made.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Work with new friends to deliver a social action project in your community.
ACHIEVE AND GRADUATE
Celebrate your team’s achievements at a special graduation ceremony. Receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY
Take part in further social action, use your new skills in study and work and enjoy exclusive NCS graduate opportunities.