The National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all 15 – 17 year olds that builds skills and confidence and helps them get ahead in work and life.

Students currently in Years 11  qualify to take part. The programme takes place during July after GCSEs have been completed.

There are a number of compelling benefits to taking part. NCS will improve your child’s CV by giving them important skills for work and life. The programme will help your child contribute to their local community and in so doing meet new people from different backgrounds and develop their social skills.

The programme consists of 4 parts:

The programme consists of 4 parts:

Week 1, outdoor residential camping at an Adventure Centre in Cornwall enjoying instructor-led group activities such as kayaking, high ropes and bushcraft.

Week 2, residential at Penryn Campus, University of Falmouth. Students learn new skills, including independent living skills, meet with businesses and organisations in the local community, and take part in enterprise challenges.

Weeks 3 & 4, meeting each day as a team it’s time to make their team project happen. Projects may include raising money for a chosen charity, raising awareness of local issues, or regenerating public spaces.

Finally, they graduate – receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. And as part of the NCS Graduate Programme they get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

As your local provider Cornwall College have recently conducted an assembly at your child’s school. Students who expressed interest will receive a full application pack by post. If you have any questions or your son/daughter has not yet expressed interest please contact us on 01726-226511 or email: ncs@st-austell.ac.uk