• What is NCS?
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Phase 3 & Hubsites
  • Emergency Details
  • Packing List
  • FAQs

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

The NCS programme also helps teenagers connect to their local community through social action projects designed and delivered by the young people themselves.

83% of participants felt capable of more than they had realised.

We are committed to making NCS a worthwhile experience for young people and to you as parents.

✓ NCS helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

✓ It’s a fun, productive and inexpensive way to spend part of their summer holiday or half-term

✓ Young people receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister

✓ NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is great to demonstrate skills to employers

 Adventure: In their first phase of NCS, your son or daughter will experience the freedom of living away from home at a residential location, getting to know other participants. They will take part in a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities, build confidence and develop skills such as teamworking, decision making and leadership.

There are a number of different locations for Phase 1:

UAC (North Devon)
Slapton Ley (South Devon)

  • Ultimate Adventure Centre - UAC

    The Venue
    TBC

    Food
    Breakfast will be a choice of a cooked breakfast, cereal and fruit.
    A packed lunch including a sandwich, pasty or sausage Roll, crisps, chocolate bar and fruit. Evening meal options include BBQ, lasagne, shepherd’s pie (with vegetables) vegetarian alternatives and dessert

    Travel
    Young people stop at services on the journey to and from Devon.

    Activities
    TBC

    Evening Activities
    Young people will enjoy quiz/film nights as well as a fire pit with marshmallow toasting.

  • Slapton Ley

    The Venue
    TBC

    Food
    Breakfast will be a choice of a cooked breakfast, cereal and fruit.
    A packed lunch including a sandwich, pasty or sausage Roll, crisps, chocolate bar and fruit. Typical evening meal options include lasagne, fish & chips (with vegetables), vegetarian alternatives and dessert

    Travel
    Young People stop at services on the journey to and from Devon.

    Activities
    TBC

    Evening Activities
    TBC

Skills: In the second phase of the programme your son or daughter will be on residential but closer to home. During this time they will develop important life skills and start to find their independence through learning to budget and looking after each other. They will also work together with organisations and businesses to find out about local issues and get involved with something they are really passionate about.

LOCATION

In Phase 2, young people will stay at Southampton Solent University Halls

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Staff Parking
Phase 1 drop off: UAC & Slapton Ley
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Location

Phase

 Location

Monday
Drop off

Friday Collection
(traffic dependent)

UAC 1 Wide Lane Sports Ground –  Wide Lane,
Eastleigh SO50 5PE.
10:00am 

(TBC)

3:00pm

(TBC)

Slapton Ley

1 Wide Lane Sports Ground –  Wide Lane,
Eastleigh SO50 5PE.
10:00am 

(TBC)

3:00pm

(TBC)

Southampton Solent University Halls

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Southampton Solent University Halls

TBC

TBC

 

 

 

 

 

Social Action: In Phase 3, your son or daughter will no longer be on residential but will continue to work with their teams to deliver a community project, enabling them to make their mark on their local area.

LOCATION: Regional hubsite

In Phase 3 young people can select their preference of hubsite. They may want to be close to home or travel somewhere new. But, remember wherever they go, they will be responsible for their own travel. 

*Phase 3 takes place Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Totton
Brockenhurst
Southampton
Eastleigh
Winchester
Alton
Basingstoke
Fareham
Havant
Chichester

Office Contact Details

Office number
01794 510225

Emergency Contact Details

Emergency Contact Number
01794 330410

Packing_List
  • Clothing

    Socks (Thin & Thick)
    Flip flops

    Trousers & shorts (Try to avoid denim)
    Underwear
    Swimwear
    Nightwear
    Extra t-shirts (We’ll provide you with 2)
    Jumpers & hoodies
    Waterproof coat

  • Toiletries

    Suncream
    Aftersun
    Towel x 2
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Shampoo
    Shower gel
    Deodorant
    Insect repellent
    Prescribed medication

  • Sleeping

    Sleeping bag (Phase 1 & 2)
    Torch
    Pillow

  • Extras

    1 Large bag (Suitcase)
    1 Small bag (Rucksack)
    Sunglasses
    Magazines
    Notepad & pen
    Packed lunch for: Monday in Phase 1&2, Monday – Friday phase 3.
    Lunch money for services in Phase 1 (Monday & Friday)

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