The Experience That Turns No You Can't Into No We Can!

As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.

Hear2Listen has worked with NCS since 2014, delivering the life-changing experience for young people in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. To date, we have worked with 28,956 teenagers, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals.

But enough about us, what exactly is NCS?


Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays.

The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste for independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school.

Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a passion project of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home.

The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2011, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

If you want to find out more, follow NCS on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or head over to their site:

Visit our Vacancies page if you are over 17 and looking for work or volunteering opportunities.


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.

Real Life Lessons

Become more independent while learning new life skills.

Understanding Communities

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 & 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.


Click on one of the programmes below to send us an email with all your details and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

3 Week Programmes

Limited Spaces


Limited Spaces


Limited Spaces


2 Week