How NCS works in Northern Ireland

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. 

You can find more detail on the different phases of the programme at is ncs

We will be running a further 8 teams this autumn and each team will have up to 15 places.

You can now apply for autumn at

The autumn programmes will begin on Friday 27th October* with a 3 night residential, followed by 3 skills days in your local area, non-residential.  The social action project planning and delivery will take place over 30 hours at evenings and weekends, flexible at times to suit the team.


East Belfast/Ards - Friday 27th October

Newry/Armagh - Friday 27th October

Enniskillen - Friday 20th October

North Belfast - Friday 27th October

Newtownabbey - Friday 27th October

South/West Belfast - Friday 27th October

Omagh - Friday 27th October

Derry/Londonderry - Friday 27th October

Coleraine - Friday 27th October

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 or message us on facebook/NCSNorthernIreland

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.

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