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Why and How we do what we do



The NCS is the fastest growing movement of young people for over 100 years!

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all 15 to 17 year olds to build confidence and help get ahead in work and life. We work towards creating a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from very different backgrounds together to make a mark on their communities.

The NCS programme is truly an experience that changes lives. Participants taking part will have the opportunity to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make lots of new friends along the way. Recognised by UCAS and a growing number of employers, NCS equips participants with the right skills and attitudes to transform them into the leaders of tomorrow.

At South Cerney Outdoor, Prospects work across the South Gloucestershire and Salisbury area with schools, colleges and youth organisations to encourage as many young people as possible to join the NCS movement and have an amazing experience.

The programme is open to young people from the ages of 15-17 and costs a maximum of £50 (Free places and bursaries are available based on personal circumstances).

If you would like more information regarding the NCS programme you can visit our national webpage on


Try something you’ve never done before at an outward bound centre taking part in activities such as sailing,kayaking, raft-building, high ropes and much more.

Summer: 4 nights & 5 days residential

Spring or Autumn: 3 nights & 4 days residential


Meet local businesses, organisations and charities and learn about the issues they face. Get to work as a team, learning entrepreneurial, leadership and communications skills.

Summer: 4 nights & 5 days local residential

Spring or Autumn: 2 days local non-residential


Work with your team to do something great to support your local community, raise money or awareness for a good cause, volunteer your time or regenerate public spaces – whatever you can do to make a difference.

Summer: 2 weeks (week days)

Spring or Autumn: Part-time weekends depending duration of the project.


Celebrate all you’ve achieved on NCS with your family and new friends. Receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister and get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

NCS costs just £50 and includes:

  • Meals, accommodation and transport to the residential centres
  • Trained and qualified leaders
  • All resources, activities and equipment
  • Certificate signed by the Prime Minister when you graduate.
  • Are you an NCS Graduate?

    Have you graduated the NCS programme and would like to mentor alongside team leaders on future programmes? Get in touch!


    Call our NCS Team: 01285 860388

    or email

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