National Citizen Service (NCS) is aimed at school leavers aged from 15-17 years offering the opportunity for them to embark on exhilarating challenges, to make their mark and to build skills for work and life.
Recommended by UCAS for students to include in their personal statements for university applications, participants learn the skills that employers value, joining more than 275,000 young people who have already been on the programme. The programme is delivered by a series of organisations across the UK over the summer.
Argyle Community Trust delivers the NCS programme to hundreds of youngsters across our region, and are now accepting applications for the summer of 2017.NCS begins with a week of adventure with a wide range of exciting activities, such as paddle boarding, surfing, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, sailing and quarrysteering.
Moving on from a week packed full of engaging outdoor activity, participants then take up residence at Plymouth College for a second week designed to prepare them for the opportunities available while living independently.
Participants will also take in a visit to Plymouth University that will include a campus tour and interactive activities as part of the day.
After the two week-long residential trips, each participant will learn valuable work-specific skills and qualifications during a planning week at Home Park Stadium. It is throughout this time each participant has the chance to improve their CV by gaining accreditations which will help them to deliver a local community Social Action Project (SAP).
The young volunteers will also carry out a 30 hours voluntary placement in their local community, using all the new skills and friendships they have made since the start of the project. Last year saw groups of young people redecorating local classrooms, delivering free football festivals for young children and serving up a three-course meal for local senior citizens.
The Argyle Community Trust are always looking out for enthusiastic and responsible people to extend their NCS experiences by becoming team leaders and assistant team leaders.
Contact Dwain Morgan (email@example.com) for further information.
Visit the NCS website to find out more about the programme.