What is NCS?

National Citizen Service is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 16 – 17 year olds. This action packed adventure helps you discover your potential, build skills for your future and make your mark on your community.

Say yes and you'll...

  • Experience things you’ll remember forever
  • Make friends for life
  • Face your fears
  • Meet people who have dared to make a difference in their world
  • Get a killer CV – for work, university and beyond 

How does it work? 

Phase 1 - An outdoor activity residential designed to challenge, build confidence and develop your team skills. 

Phase 2 - A local residential/experience to explore and devlop the skills needed to make a difference in your community. 

Phase 3 - Working with community and business leaders to design and plan your very own project. 

Phase 4 - Celebrate your NCS journey in style at the NCS Graduation Ceremony! As a Graduate you will join over 200,000 other NCS graduates from across the nation, which gives you a VIP pass to endless opportunities. 


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How much does it cost? 

NCS is government backed, meaning you can take part in NCS for just £50 or free if you are eligible for free school meals, pupil premium or have financial difficulties, (every case considered). 

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.

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