Description of the goods or services required
National Citizen Service - Additional Capacity for Autumn delivery in the West Midlands
Reed in Partnership delivers the National Citizen Service (NCS) in the West Midlands Lot (as well as the East Lot, which is not in scope). The West Midlands Lot covers the following areas:
• West Midlands: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
We are looking for additional providers who can support Autumn 2020 onwards delivery to meet forecast volumes in the West Midlands. If your organisation is already working with us to deliver the Summer 2020 programme, you do not need to re-apply. This EOI is for additional capacity only.
What is NCS?
The NCS programme is a once-in-a lifetime experience delivered over 3-4 weeks in Summer and Autumn for young people aged 16-17 with four phases:
Phase 1: Adventure. Young people stay away from their local area and take on challenges in an outdoor environment, with a focus on developing confidence and team building
Phase 2: Discovery. Young people again stay away but closer to home, typically at a local university hall of residence, building independence (often cooking and budgeting for themselves), developing new skills and finding out more about their own talents and the needs of their local community
Phase 3: Social Action. Young people are back at home, but continue to work in their teams to give something back to their community by planning and delivering their own 30 hour social action project. Upon completion of the programme, each participant and their parents are invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
Phase 4: Extension. Ongoing opportunities to continue the NCS journey through further social action and volunteering, participation in regional and national Youth Boards, apprenticeship and job opportunities and more.
•Youth education services - 80310000
•Services provided by youth associations - 98133110