National Citizenship Service (NCS)

A way for 15-17 year olds living in Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, build skills for life & work and create unforgettable memories.

We Are NCS

Area Belfast, Omagh,
Age Range 15-17
Concern Category Employability,

About the Service

NI NCS runs twice a year - from the end of June in Summer and the Halloween Break in Autumn. The programme is delivered in 16 areas across N.Ireland over the course of the two seasons.

Interventions provided:

  • Action packed Residential Experiences away from home with a team of 12-15 people
  • Learning skills for Life and Work
  • Planning and delivering an Action Project to make a difference
  • Graduation and Celebration event with all NI NCS graduates from your season

Quote from service user:

“Absolutely fantastic, glad I registered as I had an absolute Ball with my NCS Experience with Start360”

The NI NCS Consortium, led by Co-operation Ireland, has delivered NCS across Northern Ireland since 2012, with Start360 delivering in Belfast and Omagh.

Funded by: