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National Citizen Service (NCS) programme

posted 22 Apr 2016, 03:54 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 22 Apr 2016, 03:59 ]

Dear Parents/Guardians

Your Young Person has shown interest in our National Citizen Service (NCS) programme which is happening on the Isle of Wight this Summer.

NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds in the country. It takes place outside of term time in the summer holidays over 4 weeks. NCS is a part-residential experience focused around fun and discovery, with 30 hours committed to a local community project. Teens work with teams of twelve to fifteen, meeting new people from different backgrounds.

If your Young Person takes part, they will be building skills for work and life, taking on exciting challenges, making new friends, and contributing to their community. Due to government funding, they will pay no more than £50 to take part, with bursaries available if this cost is too high.

NCS is something that is recognised by employers and UCAS as a way to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills and it’s a great use of part of the summer holidays.

The Programme:

Week 1: For five days, your Young Person will stay away from their local area and take on outward bound challenges, participating in activities such as kayaking, archery and rock climbing in their teams – with the focus on developing confidence and team building.

Week 2: For five days, your Young Person will spend time away again, but camping closer to home, building independence, cooking for themselves and budgeting, developing new skills and finding out more about the needs of their local community.

Weeks 3-4: Your Young Person is back at home but continues to work in their team to give something back to their community by planning and delivering a 30 hour social action project. They will pitch for funding to kicks start their chosen project and host fundraising events.

Graduation: You and your Young Person will be invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements and received a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. As part of the NCS Graduate Programme graduates get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

You have two weeks to sign up and reserve your teen’s place on NCS. Your consent is needed so we encourage you to ask them about this. We advise signing up as soon as possible to avoid missing out as there are limited spaces available.

There are three ways to sign up:

·         Fill out the enclosed form and return it to UKSA, Artic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PQ

·         Go online to NCSFLT.CO.UK and click the SIGN UP link

·         Phone our office on 01983 203045 and sign up over the phone


To secure your place, a payment of £50 needs to be made. This covers all food, accommodation and all activities, while away. You can pay online, by cheque or over the phone and you have four weeks to make the payment after signing up.


You can pick from the following waves, please check availability accordingly.

Wave 1 – Monday 18th July – Thursday 11th August 10 Spaces Left

Wave 2 – Monday 25th July – Thursday 18th August 28 Spaces Left

Wave 3 – Monday 1st August – Thursday 25th August 12 Spaces Left

If you have any questions about NCS, please contact Jade on 01983 203045 or

Yours faithfully,

Jade Beasley

NCS Recruitment, UKSA

01983 203037

07825 297142

Karen Bricknell,
22 Apr 2016, 03:58