College not for you? No problem.

If you’re aged 16-19 and not in education, employment or training, HITZ might be the answer.

HITZ is the UK’s largest rugby union social inclusion programme. Almost 1.1m young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training. Just over half (53.6%) are looking for work and without action, we risk losing a whole generation to a cycle of unemployment, disillusionment and disengagement.

This is where HITZ comes in.

At Bath Rugby HITZ we deliver both employability and sport HITZ programmes.

Using the ethos of rugby as a vehicle, HITZ develops grit, tenacity and perseverance – vital in the world of work.

Our specialist coaches capitalise on sport’s ability to remove barriers, build trust and increase confidence to set students on the path to success.

HITZ also responds to the crisis of physical inactivity among disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

90% of students completing the course improve their numeracy, literacy and IT skills. At least 75% take on further education, employment, training, work placements or apprenticeships.

The programme also gives students a qualification – a level 1 diploma in Sport and Active leisure. The BTEC-based education programme is delivered at the HITZ Learning Academy by our education providers, SCL, an approved BTEC centre. HITZ is Premiership Rugby's award-winning education and employability programme, which works with over 2,000 14-18 year olds across England every year.

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In 2019 SCL Education & Training expanded their partnership with Premiership Rugby to become the exclusive education partner for the award-winning employability programme.

Managing all educational aspects of the Premiership Rugby HITZ programme, leading providers of education through sport, SCL, have more than 15 years’ experience in delivering a range of forward thinking and successful education and sports development programmes for young adults.

HITZ is funded by partners Land Rover and Wooden Spoon.

About the Bath HITZ Learning Academy

At HITZ Bath, we are lucky to have access to some amazing facilities. Our Learning Academy is based at the Rec, the famous home of Bath Rugby.

As well as taking part in a range of sports at the Rec, our students use facilities provided by GLL in Bath and the Fitness First gym in central Bath.

We have fantastic links with local businesses and will actively search for the right work placements for our students. We will give you the tools to succeed.

If you’d like to join the HITZ programme or come along to a drop in session, contact HITZ Officer, Joe.

Meet the HITZ team 

 During the 2019/20 academic term our HITZ Bath programmes will be delivered by SCL HITZ tutors Emily and Hannah and Bath Rugby Foundation employability coaches, Joe, Andy and Jade.

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