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Come along to BFCitC’s NCS open evening!

27 March 2018

Are you aged 16/17 years old and live in East Lancashire or West Yorkshire? Burnley FC in the Community would like to invite you to our NCS open evening to find out how to get involved with the fantastic programme for young people!

Taking place on Wednesday 28th March between 5:30pm – 7:30pm at UCFB Burnley at Turf Moor, BFCitC staff will be on hand to give information about the National Citizen Service (NCS) summer cohort and answer any questions interested parties may have. 

NCS is a national programme that aims to help young people build skills for work and life and is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds.

Since January 2017, 323 young people have completed NCS and BFCitC want to increase this number!

About the NCS programme
The programme is split into different phases ensuring participants enjoy and develop important life skills from a wide range of activities. 

Phase one – Adventure
During the adventure filled outdoor residential, participants can enjoy incredible, adrenaline fuelled activities including, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, an obstacle course and raft building, taking you out of your comfort zone and building resilience.

Phase two – Discovery
For phase two, participants will develop integral life skills through a series of workshops and by staying in a university-style environment where you will establish the skills necessary for adulthood, such as making your own food and managing your own budget.

Phase three – Social action
Phase three allows you to truly make your mark on the community, using skills, tools and experiences from the two previous phases, participants have a total of 30 hours to work as part of a group to prepare, plan and deliver their very own fundraising, social action project.

Phase four – Graduation
At the end of the programme, you can celebrate your NCS journey at the graduation ceremony at Turf Moor, it’s a fantastic opportunity to bring together friends and family members to celebrate your NCS achievements.

Why say YES to NCS?
There are many benefits to taking part in NCS, the programme can help with future prospects as it looks great on UCAS and personal statements and can help boost a CV, whilst teaching the necessary skills valued by employers. 

The varied phases also help young people learn to budget, meet new people and grow in confidence.

Many young people have benefitted from NCS with previous participants sharing their experiences and the positive outcomes from taking part –

“NCS has developed me as a person, it’s improved my confidence skills and helped me make a lot of new friends. I’d recommend NCS to anyone who wants to make new friends but most importantly develop yourself as a person. It was a fantastic experience.”

 “A couple of months ago I wouldn’t have even thought of doing the National Citizen Service programme. My confidence has grown dramatically. I have met some amazing new friends.”

“After a stressful year of exams, talks of careers and responsibilities, NCS was great. We laughed, played games and enjoyed team building activities, all of which I felt I hadn’t done in a while. At the same time, we were given independence, encouraged to speak freely and openly, treated seriously and talked to as adults.”

The cost of NCS is £50 for the whole programme, including accommodation, food and travel. Plus, BFCitC have a fantastic offer on at the moment, if you refer a friend and both sign up you will pay the half price rate of £25!

To attend the NCS open evening please fill in the below registration form or alternatively contact National Citizen Service (NCS) Officer, Freya Buckley on 01282 704 716 or email

Please note, any interested individuals must bring a parent or carer with them to the open evening. To register for the session please visit:

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