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The aim of NCS is to give young people aged 15-17 the opportunity to get ahead by having fresh experiences and learning new skills that are valuable to employers and further education organisations. It is also a chance to have fun and meet other young people in a safe and structured environment.  Whether you're a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you'll be surprised by how much you're actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence.


Week 1 - Adventure - 4 Night 5 Day Residential - Polzeath, Cornwall

This week gives participants the opportunity to meet new people whilst having fun and encourages them to face new challenges that will build confidence. This ADVENTURE phase is designed to push them out of their comfort zones in a safe and structured environment whilst taking part in a series of inclusive outdoor activities including surfing, stand up paddle boarding, banana boat experience, pollution awareness and many more!


Week 2 - Discovery - 4 Night 5 Day Residential - Bicton College

This week gives participants the opportunity to learn key skills to support the transition to adulthood.  We support each NCS participant in a FUN engaging learning environment through developing young people in the following area; Communication, Exploring well-being and PERSONAL AND SOCIAL development.


Week 3 & 4 - Social Action - Non-residential - Exeter College

These two weeks give participants the opportunity to make a different within the community through planning and delivering a SOCIAL ACTION project with their team. They will research what's needed in the community which may include raising money for a charity, group or individual but more importantly raising awareness.


The maximum you will pay for this experience is £50. This includes: Accommodation, Food, Activities and Transport!


Programme Dates: Summer 2019

Wave 1 – Monday 24th June – Friday 19th July

Wave 2 – Monday 1st July – Friday 26th July

Wave 3 – Monday 8th July – Friday 2nd August

Wave 4 – Monday 22nd July – Friday 16th August


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If you need further information please don't hesitate to contact us: 07487 233094 /

Take a look at some of the success that our Exeter NCS team have had in 2018.




NCS has made my summer incredible. I met some amazing people while doing this course and would 100% recommend to anyone. The staff are so lovely and understanding and I miss it already! Such an amazing experience, especially for the price :)” - Wave 5 Participant, Summer 2018 

NCS gave me the opportunity to reinvent myself as a better, more confident person with the skills I need to not only survive, but also succeed in life.” - Wave 3 Participant, Summer 2018 

Both my daughters have now attended NCS and both have loved the experience. They have more confidence and drive. The boost in self esteem it gives them to engage in worthwhile causes is fantastic. The team leaders were an excellent support” - Wave 4 Parent, Summer 2018