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National Citizen Service

What Is NCS?

National Citizen Service [NCS] is an unforgettable experience that young people can access during their school holidays in Summer and Autumn.

Preston North End deliver the NCS programme throughout the year - so if you're aged 15 to 17-years-old, you can enjoy new experiences and unique challenges while making your mark building skills for work and life.

You will take part in a number of exciting activities and challenges covering the four phases of Adventure, Discovery, Social Action and Graduation.

You'll begin in a residential setting to give you the opportunity to become more indpedent and develop life skills, while also tackling activities that push you out of your comfort zone to encourage you to become more confident and to try new things.

You will use the skills you have gained to plan and carry out a social action project to make a difference in the community, whether that's raising money for charity or doing something to help improve your community, such as tidying up or painting a public space used by the local community.

You can celebrate completing NCS with the graduation phase where you will receive a certificate and a recognised national qualification, which is an asset to have on any CV.

NCS invest over £1000 into every participant. Government backing means that it costs just £50 per person to enrol on the programme and the cost can sometimes be even cheaper, with bursaries are available on a case-by-case basis and support is provided for young people with additional needs.

To express your interest in Preston North End's NCS Summer Programme, click here. Alternatively, email to find out more about the programme and to learn about how we can deliver NCS to learners at your school, college or education provider.

Summer 2022 Dates

Monday 18th July - Friday 29th July

Monday 8th August - Friday 19th August

Click here to register your interest for our NCS Summer 2022 programme