Level 2 students at Huddersfield New College have been participating in a challenging and engaging National Citizen Service (NCS) programme designed to build confidence and skills, supporting their progression through College and beyond.


During November, 14 of the College’s Health and Social Care and Sport students were invited to the Frontier Centre in Northampton, for a four day residential trip where they worked on developing important techniques such as team building, and had the opportunity to experience and learn new skills, from canoeing to rock climbing!


After returning from their residential, students took part in a further three days of activities, building on the skills learnt during their trip. The students participated in workshops such as self-defence, and took part in citizenship sessions with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. The specially selected students will be working with NCS staff to plan a social action project, and will spend a further 20 hours in the lead up to the Christmas break volunteering and fundraising for the programme.


Lee Speight, Enrichment Coordinator at the College, says “Our strong links with the NCS gives our students a fantastic range of opportunities to participate in a variety of enrichment activities, allowing them to learn new skills, become active citizens within their communities, and prepare for their next steps. As a nationally recognised programme, participating in the NCS is an excellent boost to students’ CVs, and is well regarded by employers and universities alike. This particular programme forms an essential part of our Level 2 courses, and is one of the many steps our students are encouraged to take as part of their progression route onto Level 3 courses”.