The programme is officially recognised by UCAS, and will also give you a standout CV and personal statement. You will also learn lifelong skills that you can put into practice to improve your own development, and make contacts and connection with a range of organisations. You will get a chance to meet with a variety of people of different faiths and cultures, and ultimately make a difference to society in your final social action project.
The NCS programme runs for the whole three weeks, two of which are residential. The dates are as follows:
What When Where
Adventure Week Mon 6th – Fri 10th August 2018 Colchester, Essex
Skill Building Week Mon 13th – Fri 17th August 2017 Newbury Park, Essex
Social Action Week Mon 20nd – Fri 24th August 2017 Wherever you pick! This is a NON residential week
Graduation October 2018 [TBC] London
Unfortunately, NCS is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, and can only be completed once.
Weekends are yours to spend at home as the NCS programme closes on the weekends
Thanks to government backing, NCS will only cost £35* using the code YES2NCS. This reduced price is only active between now and 24th March 2017, after that you can still register at the cost £50* and will not increase any further. This covers transport, activities, accommodation, food and everything else included on the programme.
NCS has three main and distinct sections, all of which need to be completed in order to graduate from the scheme. This is a 15-day programme, ran over a period of 3 continuous weeks between Monday - Friday. The programme closes at the weekend.
NCS is designated specifically to those in years 11 & 12.
Whilst applications are ongoing, places are filling up fast. To be sure that you and your friends get a place - sign up now!
The easiest way to apply is online, but if you would like a paper copy of the application form, or to apply over the phone then please contact us on 020 3857 5905.
NCS powered by JLGB aims to be as inclusive as possible and we work hard to remove barriers to participation for young people. We have highly experienced support staff who are trained to work with young people who have a variety of needs. Please do not hesitate to call or email us to find out how we can best accommodate you or a young person you care for.
JLGB has provided religiously sensitive activities and camps for Jewish young people for 120 years, fully understanding the need for adherence to specific religious dietary requirements. For NCS we will be working with Cater Plus, a hugely versatile catering company who are able to meet the dietary requirements of a wide variety of dietary needs. You will have the opportunity to state your preferences upon application, and whilst representatives from Cater Plus will be available to talk to on induction days, do feel free to call or email and discuss any queries.
Of course you can, the more the merrier!. Please note, we will try our best to accommodate these requests but we cannot guarantee them. In any case, NCS is a great opportunity to make new friends!
Groups will be put together according to their choice of skill, please let us know if you wish to be with a friend and we will to our best to make it happen.
Week One, Adventure: takes place at an amazing site by the sea called Outdoors Adventure Centre in Essex. Week Two, Skills Building: is based on a site in London, giving us easy access to Central London for those business visits! Week Three, Social Action: this is a NON RESIDENTIAL week and where you go depends on you!
Week One: there will be two pick up points in London (Stanmore and Gants Hill) where we will collect you and travel together by coach to the residential site. Week Two: participants will make their own way to the residential site that is easily accessible from Newbury Park station. Week Three: this is a NON RESIDENTIAL week and where you go depends on you!
Closer to the big day we will be sending out an information booklet with all the details you and your parent or guardian may need including a packing list. Please make sure that the email provided is up to date.
Graduation will take place on Thursday 19th October 2017 (attendance is compulsory). Smart casual wear will be perfect.