Actor and Television star Warwick Davis on hand to present certificates at NCS graduation evening.

Peterborough United have joined forces as part of a network with the NCS government backed programme for 15 to 17 year olds.

The NCS scheme, gives youngsters the opportunity to learn new skills and team building exercises boosting the confidence and aspirations to add to their CV and help for future interviews.

This programme, that is recognised by UCAS, also helps teach skills which employees increasingly look for in an applicant if they do not wish to go to University.

Jenna Dunster, who runs the scheme for the football club, said:  ‘There are three chances across the year to take part in NCS; Spring and Autumn which are a smaller scale, including three nights away residential competing in activities such as rock climbing, canoeing and raft building. Then three nights non residential days learning more personal skills and completing 30 hours of planning and delivery.

‘During Summer, which is the longest programme with four nights residential over an hour away and four nights residential under an hour away, the young individuals will also plan a social action project over a total of four weeks.’

The first ever NCS programme was highly successful with an increase in numbers, saw two groups of 15 individuals helping two local charities ‘Little Miracles’ and ‘Homes for Dogs’ which raised quite a bit of money to help buy essentials for the dogs and children.

Those taking part were lucky enough to be joined at their graduation ceremony held at the club by Actor and Television presenter Warwick Davis who presented signed certificates from the Prime Minister along with their other qualifications.

If you are interested or know of any 15 to 17 year olds that would want more information on the NCS Programmes, then contact Jenna Dunster: