Skip to content


Cricket Foundation


NCS is a once in a lifetime educational programme for young people, aged 15 to 17.

What is NCS?

NCS is a once in a lifetime programme that you cannot miss if you’re aged between 15 and 17 years old. This four week experience will give you the chance to take part in adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities, make loads of new friends, experience what it’s like to be independent then have the platform to make a serious difference to your local community.

So far, 500,000 young people just like you have taken part in NCS and over 90% of those young people would recommend it to a friend.

What will I get up to?

In your first week, you’ll live away from home and get involved in activities like Rock Climbing, abseiling, canoeing, gorge scrambling and many more. All the best adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities to challenge you and get you out of your comfort zone (Don’t worry, we will not force you to do anything you don’t want to do). In the evenings you’ll have plenty of time to let your hair down, watch a movie or just hang out with your friends.

During the second week it’s time for you to try out some adult life with your new (and old) friends. You’ll get the chance to live independently, do some cooking and take part in some fantastic workshops – things like Self-defence, street art & graffiti and have a visit from ex-professional athletes who will talk to you about how to reach your potential. All this is a great way of developing your life skills and exploring the things that will make your CV or UCAS applications stand out.

Fuelled by the first two weeks, you’ll now turn your attentions to making positive change within your local community. You’ll spend the last two weeks using your voice to plan and deliver a social action project that will have lasting impact. In the past there have been fundraising events, awareness campaigns and active voluntary work for projects that people like yourself feel passionate about. Whatever you care about, whatever is close to your heart, you can make a difference.

You’ll then get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister at the celebration event which will recognise your achievements and catch up with all those friends you have made.

Further Information and how to get involved

How much?
NCS is a government funded programme and is amazing value for money. The combined cost of all the activities, transport and accommodation costs £1500 but you will pay no more than £50* for the whole experience.

*Bursaries are available on a case by case basis so please speak to us if you think you may need support

When can I go?
This Summer we have 3 NCS programmes and places are available on first come first served basis and the dates can be found below:

Programme 1: Monday 29th June – Friday 24th July
Programme 2: Monday 13th July – Friday 7th August
Programme 3: Monday 3rd August – Friday 28th August

How do I book a place?
If you want to get involved, visit NCS website by clicking here today to sign up. If you would like some more information please email us –

Don’t miss out!