NCS with Element

NCS with Element Society

Don’t miss your chance to get involved with NCS!

NCS is a 4-week experience that you don’t want to miss. Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. So what are you waiting for?

During the summer of 2020, we are running a total of 5 waves with limited spaces available. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay and sign up today.


BE EPIC (Week 1, Monday – Friday)

First, you’ll spend time away from home enjoying instructor-led outdoor activities.

In your first week, you’ll live away from home and nurture your adventurous side. Whether you take on the high ropes, water sports, or scale a wall, one thing we can guarantee is, by Friday night you’ll feel fearless (and pretty worn out)! Don’t worry, you’ll have the weekend back home to catch your breath. You’ll bond with teammates in an action-packed adventure at an outdoor activity centre tackling activities like rock climbing, canoeing, raft building and team challenges.

LIVE LIFE (2nd Week, Monday – Friday)

Closer to home, your group will spend time learning about your local area.

Next up? Enjoy another five days away from home with your new-found mates. Get a crash course in adulting and pick up skills to set you up for life. By the time you’re done, you’ll be speaking to a room full of people without freezing up and know a whole load more about what you want from life after school. You’ll meet people from local businesses and community organisations who will help you and your NCS teammates develop new skills.

DO GOOD (Week 3 and 4, Monday – Friday)

You’ll work in your group to plan and pitch for funding for your very own community action project that can make a real difference to where you live.

Fuelled by your first two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to use your voice and have a lasting impact. Want to see a change in your community? Countrywide? Or even globally? This is your chance to deliver an impressive ‘passion project’ – we can’t wait to see what you and your teammates achieve!

AND CELEBRATE… (Saturday 29th August 2020)

Finally, when you’ve completed your community action project, it’s time to celebrate at a graduation party!

By this point, you’ll have achieved A LOT. Now it’s time to be recognised. You’ve got to go out with a bang, right? You’ll receive that all-important certificate signed by the Prime Minister and get access to unique opportunities like becoming part of our Youth Board, taking part in Action Day and even joining our other projects.

“…Is there an after-party?”, we hear you say. Yes! We put on an exclusive after-party for Element NCS grads for you to connect with people you met on Wave and see the amazing staff that worked with you on the programme.


NCS only lasts 4 weeks with breaks in between, so there’s plenty of time for music festivals and the family holiday. For the whole NCS experience, you will only ever contribute up to £50, including food, travel, and accommodation on residential weeks, and all of the activities and equipment you will need. If you’re worried about affording this, please get in touch as we have a bursary scheme which is 100% confidential.

Element Society delivers NCS programmes throughout the year. Programmes may vary depending on who you take part with, and at what point in the year you take part, so be sure to check out exactly what your chosen programme involves.

Wave Dates Summer 2020

Wave 1 – 6th July – 31st July 2020

Wave 2 – 13th July – 7th August 2020

Wave 3 – 20th July – 14th August 2020

Wave 4 – 27th July – 21st August 2020

Wave 5 – 3rd August – 28th August 2020

We’re always happy to hear from you, so do get in touch if you have any questions;
Call us on 0114 2999 211, or email our NCS Team at


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