β€œI was on Team 3 of Wave 3 in South West NCS this week and found out that I am capable of quite a lot. I'd like to thank you for the amazing things that I've been able to achieve. I have been told a lot that I am a role model (🎷) to other students, and that made me really think how much I could do with that. I know that I'm not even half way through NCS yet, but I just wanted to say that I'd love to come back next year and help out!"

Connor 2017

"NCS for me was probably one of the best experiences of my life so far. I met so many great people I never imagined I would meet. NCS really helped boost my confidence, everyone has notice that my confidence is through the roof compared to before the summer."

Molly, Somerset 2016

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"I just wanted to say on behalf of CICCIC and I how grateful and pleased we are for all your hard work on creating an amazing garden for the CICCIC and how impressed we were with your team of young people. Brilliant."

Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton


To sign up for our programme in Bedford visit ncseast.co.uk

To sign up for our programme in Somerset visit ncswest.co.uk

To sign up for our programme in Leicestershire visit ncsem1.org.uk


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Our Programme

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Activate NCS WHAT IS NCS

A once in a lifetime unique opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

NCS helps build skills for work and life; you’ll be introduced to new challenges, working in a team where you’ll create new friendships.

Our programme operates during the summer and October half term for young people in Bedford, Somerset and Leicestershire. The programme involves two 4 night residential stays away from home and then taking part in a team project, devised by you, in your local community!

NCS works in 4 phases:

Activate NCS takes around 15-17 days to complete in the summer holidays!

Sign up now!

For Activate programmes in Bedford visit www.ncseast.co.uk, for Somerset visit www.ncswest.co.uk, for Leicestershire visit ncsem1.org.uk.

GAIN AWARDS WITH ACTIVATE NCS

DIGITAL MARKETING AWARD

Take part in our multi media award during your time with Activate NCS. During your time with us you will be asked to film and photograph your journey, culminating in a group presentation. Your clip will be edited and marketed in an effort to gain the greatest “hits” “likes” “tweets” and “shares” whilst with Activate NCS. You will be shown how to use social media effectively to market your own product, as well as documenting all the great things you will take part in on NCS with Activate.

ACTIVATE SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Activate Leaders Awards give young people a first-hand experience of coaching and learning leadership skills through a combination of theory exercises and practical on-course experiences. Leaders will plan and deliver a variety of activity sessions, all with the help of their on-site mentor. It is a fantastic opportunity to improve your CV, University application or record of achievement to make sure you stand out from the crowd.

What happens when I sign up?

You will receive confirmation of your booking via email, within 7 workings days.

2 months prior to departure you will receive a pre summer checklist, which will give you all the information you need about pick up locations and times, what to bring and parent and information evening dates, where you can come and meet our team and ask us any questions you may have.

As part of our "Keep Warm" process we will be in regular contact each month with all young people who sign up and to keep you up to date with what is happening ahead of your amazing summer! You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2018 Dates & Locations

Our venues for 2018 include King’s Bruton School in East Somerset. It is a co-educational school with excellent boarding facilities set in rural Somerset. It’s close proximity to the Mill on the Bru outward bound centre makes it an ideal base for all phase 1 programmes in Somerset. For more information visit www.kingsbruton.com.

Our phase 2 venues for the South West are Brymore Academy near Bridgwater, and Taunton School. Both offer excellent facilities, including swimming pools and sports facilities. To find our more information about each venue visit www.brymoreacademy.co.uk and www.tauntonschool.co.uk.

Ampleforth College in Yorkshire is home for our Bedford and Leicestershire based young people throughout their phase 1. The venue is set in the Yorkshire countryside and is ideally set up for our outward bound activities and has first class sports facilities, such as astro pitches, swimming pool and dance and drama studios.

Phase 2 will operate from Denstone College for some of our Leicestershire and Bedford based young people. It is a co-educational school with excellent boarding facilities set in rural Staffordshire, for more information visit www.denstonecollege.org

We will also be using Trent College in Nottingham. This is also a co-educational school based on the outskirts of Nottingham. Despite being in the heart of Long Eaton it has a very rural feel and is ideally suited for our phase 2 activities. More information can be found at www.trentcollege.net

Our dates for Summer 2018 are all Monday to Friday, with some supplementary days required in order to complete the phase 3 Social Action Project. These dates will be decided by teams during their time with us.

 

Wave

Phase

Somerset

Bedford

Leicestershire

1

1

9th - 13th July

9th - 13th July

9th - 13th July

2

16th - 20th July

16th - 20th July

16th - 20th July

3

23rd - 27th July

23rd - 27th July

23rd - 27th July

2

1

16th - 20th July

23rd - 27th July

23rd - 27th July

2

23rd - 27th July

30th July - 3rd Aug

30th July - 3rd Aug

3

30th July - 3rd Aug

6th - 10th August

6th - 10th August

3

1

23rd - 27th July

30th July - 3rd Aug

30th July - 3rd Aug

2

30th July - 3rd Aug

6th - 10th Aug

6th - 10th Aug

3

6th - 10th August

13th - 17th Aug

13th - 17th Aug

4

1

30th July - 3rd Aug

   

2

6th - 10th Aug

   

3

13th - 17th Aug

   

5

1

6th - 10th Aug

   

2

13th - 17th Aug

   

3

20th - 24th Aug

   

* Will require supplementary dates to be decided on course

WORK FOR US

Do you want to work with and inspire young people this summer?

NCS is 15 day programme for young people aged 15-17 years taking place over the summer.

You’ll spend 10 of those days with us on a residential programme and 5 days working with young people in their local communities in Bedford or Somerset.

We’re looking for leaders who can fill vacancies in the following positions:

  • Residential Centre Managers (Venue Managers)
  • Wave Managers
  • Welfare Officer
  • Team Leaders
  • Assistant Team Leaders