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How many young people and staff are on each programme?
There are usually between 48-130 young people that go away together on the NCS programme. You are grouped into teams of 12 to 14 of mixed gender* and background.**
Each team will have a dedicated team mentor and they will work together throughout the programme. There are also extra members of staff supporting all of the teams, ready to offer additional assistance when needed.
There are also fully qualified instructors at the outdoor activity centres who lead all adventure activities. Throughout all other activities on the programme, you are led by Instructors or Mentors who will be responsible for ensuring that the necessary safety precautions are rigorously followed. They also look after your well-being.
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* In some areas we may offer a female only programme.
**Accommodations are single-gendered