Entrust delivers first phase of National Citizen Service

This summer, Entrust supported nearly 10,000 young people to complete the National Citizen Service.

“National Citizen Service is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Entrust are proud to be playing such a vital role in the delivery of the project. The adventure phase challenges the young people to reach new heights and to build the skills, confidence and the independence they need to prosper in the future."

Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer at Entrust

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a personal and social development programme for 15-17 year olds in England and Wales. It brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.  

Working on behalf of The Challenge Network, University of the First Age, Catch 22, Learn by Design and Leicester Education Business Company, Entrust delivered the first phase of the project to one in every ten young people on the programme.  

The first phase, known as ‘adventure’, involved a five-day, four-night residential based away from home where young people were introduced to new experiences including rock climbing, sailing, surfing, walking and caving. Delivered over nine sites across Staffordshire, Pembrokeshire, Lancashire and the Peak District, Entrust worked with the young people to develop vital life skills including communication, leadership, decision making, empathy, confidence and independence. 

Contact us to find out more about Entrust or NCS.