Sea Cadets’ NCS Is Back!

Sea Cadets’ NCS Is Back!

By Claudia Foxcroft

Sea Cadets makes exploring the world feel safe and exciting at the same time. Sea Cadets is different from school. There’s a lot of learning. But it’s done through activities – on the water, on land and in the unit – and their volunteers leading by example.

It’s also different from home, a break from screens and being cooped up inside. The platform they offer youngsters is built on the foundations of a Royal Navy ethos. Their customs and traditions inspire our work and focus our commitment to supporting teenagers today.

They are delighted to once again be offering the NCS programme to teenagers across England.

NCS – National Citizen Service – helps build young people’s confidence and self-belief. It consists of three phases: a residential trip, life skills and a social action project.

It is the third time the charity has offered the scheme, with its pilot in 2016 shortlisted for a CYP Now Award. Cadets learnt important skills while making a real difference in their communities by running social actions projects such as helping homeless veterans, buying Christmas presents for disadvantaged teenagers, and running a fun day for adults with additional needs.

The summer programme will take place in June and July and is open to 15-, 16- and 17-year-old cadets in England. Interest can be registered by emailing: