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National Citizen Service

Cambridge United Community Trust would like to introduce you to the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. NCS brings together 16- to 17-year olds from different backgrounds in a programme of challenge, learning, and discovery.

This enables all participants to develop the confidence, and skills they need to become more engaged with their communities and become active and responsible citizens, whilst having an amazing and enjoyable, action-packed experience!

The young people who take part will enjoy an all-action outward bound residential trip, before returning to Cambridge to continue their personal development with a number of tasks and challenges. The final aspect of the programme is to plan and deliver a project in the local community.

National Citizen Service

The next delivery: Autumn 2018
19th-25th October.

To register your interest or to sign up for the summer programme please complete the application forms below, or please email your name and contact number to:

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A member of the NCS team will then get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have, and to help you on your way to an amazing NCS experience!

Programme Information

Induction - Meet the staff and your new NCS team mates, collect your NCS t-shirt, and get all the information you need and ask any final questions you may have!

Away residential (4 days, 3 nights) - 4 days away from home on a full time residential programme with a focus on teamwork and outdoor physical challenges, games and adventures. Activities such as: Watersports, Gorge Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, etc.

Get Involved and Social Action Planning (3 days)

This phase has a focus on developing new skills for work and life. Activities include sports leadership, business and enterprise training. Evening activities include: Come dine with me, the Apprentice, and a student led activities night.

Social Action Project (15 hours – Cambridge United FC)

Participants to design and deliver a Social Action Project that will help benefit the community and make better place to be. Project is student led and supported by NCS staff. Participants can complete around their own commitments.


  • UCAS recommends students include NCS in their personal statement
  • You will learn the skills employers’ value
  • Learn to budget and live for yourself
  • Meet incredible people
  • NCS counts towards DofE residential and volunteering!


“NCS is becoming a rite of passage for teenagers all over Britain, helping them mix with people from different backgrounds and learn to work together – pushing themselves further than they ever thought possible.”

David Cameron, Ex-Prime Minister and founder of the NCS

We deliver the programme twice per year: in October half-term and during the summer holidays. If you are interested in learning more about NCS and the opportunities at Cambridge United, please contact Darryl Coakley at

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