National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps you build skills for work and life, take on new challenges, meet new friends and have fun!
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National Citizen Service is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity available to all young people in Year 11 and 12. This innovative scheme builds skills and confidence, and helps you grow, change and connect with new people and your local community. 

From the first session all the way through to graduation, you will have the summer of a lifetime, meet lots of new people and have loads of fun - and don't forget that NCS runs in the autumn, as well - alongside your school, college or apprenticeship!

Take action: Find out more, ask any questions, and sign up at

Great for the CV

Everyone who takes part in NCS gets a certificate, work experience and great content for their CV. If you need proof of participation for your CV, you can contact the NCS. This is best done by your parent or carer (the person who paid for you to do NCS). They will need to provide your full name, date of birth and postcode, and the full name of the enquirer.

NCS Graduates

Although NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there are lots of opportunities for graduates to get involved and continue their journey. 

Find out more: All about the NCS Graduate Programme

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Posted by Nomuunbileg
Posted ago
Hello. I was accepted to NCS half term. But i had an urgent issue that I couldn't go to the confirmation day. I am panict. I sent lots of emails and called. Haven't got a reply yet. Don't want to loose my place

Hello, if you have sent through emails and left messages with the Oxfordshire NCS staff then they should have received that. Hopefully you will hear back soon. If you would like me to chase up for you please let me know your full name, a good phone number to contact you on and which team you were expecting to attend -- the comment will be screened so no-one else will see this information.

Posted by Jeremy Day
Posted ago

If you have any enquiries about this term's NCS, please email them through to remembering to include the young person's full name, address and which team they are planning on attending.

Posted by Kits
Posted ago
Hi, I am a little confused about signing up. I have already signed up on the main NCS website but my friend said that it would be better to sign up here. I have not yet made the payment on the NCS website. Should I register here or continue using the main website? Thank you.
Posted by Jeremy Day
Posted ago

In reply to by Kits (not verified)

Hi Kits - when you register with the main NCS website (and everyone who does NCS needs to, so it's great you've done that already!) your details are recorded and they will be passed back to the local NCS team. Registering here as well - which as your friend says is a good idea - sends through your details straight through to the local NCS organisers in Oxfordshire (Ryan and his team) so that they can contact you and check you're fully registered, and start thinking which team you would fit into best. So both is best!

Posted by Helen Webber
Posted ago
Rachel just called me about my son Tom Webber but I couldn't take her call. I said I'd call back in a few moments but got through to the council answer service as the offices were closed at 5.20pm. Can she, or one of the team call me back please. Thanks

Hi Helen, I'm sorry you couldn't get through last night. I have let Rachel know that you tried to contact her, and she will contact you back.

Posted by Roz
Posted ago
Hi, I have signed up for the summer session of NCS. However, it has been a while since I sent my cheque (which I am unsure whether you have received) and my friend has already received the dates for the summer. I am worried whether I have received a place. Thank you very much Roz
Posted by Jeremy Day
Posted ago

In reply to by Roz (not verified)

Hi Roz, please call 01865 328200 or email to check that your application has got through. Be sure to leave your full name and contact details and one of the team will contact you ASAP. Thanks! 

Posted by Lewis
Posted ago
Good Afternoon, I work for a charitable organization in Oxford city center. I know from previous years participants have chosen to raise awareness and income for us as part of their NCS course and I was wondering if there was any way that I could be of help and whether the students would be interested in supporting us? I was wondering if there is a phone number or alternative way for me to get in touch with a representative of NCS in Oxford? Kind Regards, Lewis

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