NI NCS runs twice a year in summer and autumn and is delivered in 16 areas across the country over the course of the 2 seasons.
Taking place from the end of June in summer and the Halloween break in autumn, NCS begins with an action packed residential experience away from home with your new team, then a discovery phase to learn skills for life and work, and finally meeting up with the team to plan and deliver a project to make your mark in your area. We wrap up with a graduation and celebration event with all NI NCS grads from your season.
So that you can get planning for summer, here are the team areas with start and approximate finish dates:
East Belfast - 27 June to 30 July
North Belfast - 29 June to 30 July
South/West Belfast - 2 July to 6 August
Ards/Ards Peninsula - 27 June to 30 July
Newtownabbey - 29 June to 30 July
Newry - 27 June to 30 July
Armagh - 27 June to 30 July
Fermanagh - 27 June to 30 July
Cookstown/Dungannon - 29 June to 30 July
Lurgan/Portadown - 5 July to 6 August
Omagh - 16 July to 6 August
Strabane - 16 July to 6 August
Ballymena - 2 July to 6 August
Coleraine - 1 July to 6 August
Derry/Londonderry - 1 July to 6 August
For full details on phase dates and venues please download the summer schedule
All phases must be completed in order to graduate from NCS, with at least 90% attendance. There will be some preparation meetings before programme begins as well as a graduation & celebration event in late August. While we strongly recommend attendance at these events, they are not compulsory.
If you are aged 15-17 and haven't done NCS before, click here to register your details or get in touch directly - ask for Corinna or Sharon on 90 321462, email email@example.com
If you are a education or youth work professional working in school, college or community, we can come and visit your young people to give them more information and help them sign up. We can offer assemblies, presence at careers/volunteering fairs or parent events; smaller presentations or workshops and content for your newsletters or emails. Get in touch using the details above and we'll get back to you to arrange.