An exciting week away from home in the great outdoors. Meet new people, build your confidence and try new challenges led by fully qualified staff.


Live independently in a local university halls of residence or youth hostel. Discover more about your community and learn vital new skills.


Be inspired by businesses and community groups. Design a project to help a local charity or cause of your choice.

NCS has affected me in many ways, I have so many more friends and people I can confide in and I feel so much happier with myself as a person. It’s also changed my attitude towards college as I am no longer nervous about the unfamiliar surroundings!

Atalya Helm, NCS Graduate

“My son came home and he was a different person, he had a brilliant time and had made some friendships. He seemed happy and full of confidence. NCS reminded him what a great kid he is and what he is capable of. The NCS programme is without doubt a fantastic opportunity for teenagers and I wish it was compulsory.”

Debbie Bartlett, Graduate Parent

Hymers College has had around 40 students go through the NCS Programme in the last twelve months and everyone has remarked on how fantastic the scheme is. It has allowed them to meet youngsters from other schools and opened their eyes to some of the social problems that exist within the city of Hull

David Elstone, Headteacher at Hymers College

My Daughter decided to take part even though she had no friends to go with because she had no friends. She was brave at that moment, she cried after induction day and said she wasn’t doing it, a few hours later she said I am doing it because I’m not letting anxiety stop me anymore. I dropped her off for week 1 and left a scared child. 5 days later I got a person back that I suffered from anxiety for years you gave me back a confident young women.

Wendy Gyarmati, NCS Graduate Parent


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The most exciting and rewarding times of your life are closer than you think…

NCS is an experience you really don’t want to miss.

If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.

More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.

Adventure starts at YES…