NCS What Concordia delivers NCS: what Concordia delivers Concordia is proud to be a Delivery Partner for the National Citizen Service programme (NCS) in the Sussex area. Over the last 8 years Concordia has seen thousands of young people successfully completing the programme. Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give young people a clearer idea of what they want from their future. On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, take on fresh challenges together, get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash future goals. The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer. NCS is a Government funded scheme to encourage young people to become more active in their local communities. During a four week programme, including two residential weeks away from home where Week 1 is an Adventure Centre for 4 nights and then after a weekend at home Week 2 takes place at University Halls. The young people build upon their life skills by developing teamwork, communication and independent living skills. Each group designs a social action volunteering project for a charity of their choice to help enhance their local community and make a difference, which further develops their confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. The NCS programme is made up of 4 stages: Be Epic, Live Life, Do Good and Go Party.