Northumberland National Citizen Service (NCS)

  • What is it?

    Take part in adventurous activities, learn essential life skills that look great on your CV and make a difference to your community!


    Click here to learn more. 

  • When is it?

    You can take part in our four-week summer programme or our shorter programme during October half-term. 

    Click here to learn more. 


  • Is it for me? 

    If you’re 15-17 years old and you want the opportunity to make friends, go on once-in-a-lifetime adventures and gain valuable skills that make your CV stand out then YES, NCS is for you! 

    Watch our videos below to find out more. 

  • Resources for parents

    Do you think your child will benefit from taking part in NCS?

    Hear from other parents and find out everything you need to know by watching our videos below.


What is NCS?

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15*-17 year olds across England. 

Why should I do it?


You'll take part in adventurous activities such as kayaking and caving, learn invaluable skills that make your CV stand out, and take direct action to make a positive difference in your community!

What's more, when you've completed your NCS you'll receive qualifications during a special graduation ceremony. 

When is it?

You can take part in our four-week summer programme or our condensed (but still as jam-packed) October programme. 

Click here to learn more. 


How much does it cost

It’s just £50 to take part in NCS and that includes all activities, accommodation, food and travel. 

Government backing has allowed us to keep the cost this low and there are also bursaries available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

How do I book?

Parents or teenagers should call 0191 247 4020 or visit the NCSNORTHEAST website here to book a place.

*Note: 15 year olds can take part in the summer programme if they turn 16 by the end of August