NCS is not open to young people who are either younger or older than the specified ages. These ages depend on which programme you are planning to attend.
In Autumn and Spring, you must be the age of a student in either Y12 or Y13. In Summer you must be the age of a student in either Y11 or Y12. If you are too young but still interested, you can fill out an interest form anyway so you have the information you need for when you’re old enough.
Those who are aged between 18 and 24 may be eligible if they have an identified special educational need that has held them back in school.