National Citizen Service
Time is running out to book your place on this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS) with Barnsley Football Club.
If you’re aged 15-17 and feel like challenging yourself, as well as gaining some key skills for work and life along the way, then get ready to say YES to NCS!
NCS’s aim is to help bring young people together and give you a time to remember, filled with action, excitement and adventure!
The course is broken down into four phases and takes place in the Spring, Summer and Autumn coinciding in and around the school holidays. So what happens?
Phase One: You’ll be spending five days (four nights) living away from home at an outdoor activity centre, taking on new challenges and adventures such as rock climbing, canoeing and abseiling.
It gives you a chance to meet new people and experience some quality time pushing yourself to the limit.
Phase Two: It’s your chance to discover something new! Another five days and four nights away, this time in a Uni-style environment where you’ll be given the chance to boost your confidence and develop your life skills, as well as your CV and UCAS application form.
You may be meeting important figures and organisations in the local community or even discovering new things about yourself.
Phase Three: Everything you’ve learnt in the first two phases come together. You’ll be developing your own community project to put into action and help make a difference.
Phase Four: Now it’s time to celebrate your work! You’ll meet up with all your mates at graduation and celebrate the great things you’ve done throughout your time with NCS!
With all this available, you’d be mad to miss out. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of NCS, because change starts at yes!
Around 300,000 people have already taken part in NCS, with seven in ten graduates saying they are more confident of getting a job, while eight in ten grads have kept in touch with the friends they met throughout their time on the programme.