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

Hear2Listen proudly partners with NCS to deliver experiences that help young people to become world ready and work ready and raise their voice to make a positive difference together.

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, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Birmingham. To date, we have worked with over 30,000 teenagers, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals.

But enough about us, what exactly is NCS?


NCS is all about helping young people explore who they are and who they want to be, with no fear of judgement or failure.

Where they can step out and step up and get a taste of independence on their own terms.

A space for everyone to feel at home, no matter where they’re from.

To connect with other like-minds, learn new skills, make an impact in their community and better their employability.

NCS lets them say ‘No We Can’.

NCS experiences include:

CONNECT: a free digital hub filled with bitesize content - for young people and contributed to by young people - to navigate everyday life; from debates, life lessons and creative challenges, to showcasing young people’s social action, tips on how to positively impact communities, and ways to switch off and recharge

SUMMER: a two-week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other, and how to give back to their local community

AUTUMN: a one-week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other and how to give back to their local community

CHANGEMAKERS: regular group meetups throughout the year for young people all over the country to design and deliver social action projects and make a positive difference in their local community

FUTUREMAKERS: paid work placement experiences to help young people get work ready

SKILLS BOOSTER: tools and support for further education, college and schools to build meaningful and impactful personal development, volunteering and social action curriculums, with their pupils in line with the Government’s employability and ‘levelling-up’ agenda

YOUTH RISING: A podcast made for young people, by young people. Each episode tackles important issues that matter and have an impact on young people and their communities, breaking stereotypes around youth culture.

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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.


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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.

Summer 2022

East Anglia

West Midlands