Bath Rugby Hitz Programme


Bath Rugby HITZ Programme is an education and sporting programme for 16-18 year olds where you can:

  • Play sports; Have Fun, Get Fitter, Make New Friends
  • Improve your Maths and English
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Learn new skills to become more work ready
  • Learn how to cook and eat more healthily
  • Improve your communication skills and confidence

BMXing, Fitness First four mornings a week, Football at Odd Down, Cotsworld Waterpark, Basketball, Battle Archery, Paintball and Beach Days.

Start dates
September and February.



Students will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications managed by SCL.

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure
Start date: September 2018

Level 2 Active IQ - Fitness Instructing
Start date: February 2019

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments
  • Proven Progression routes



Meet the Team

Joe Aygul – HITZ Officer

I have always been inspired by Bath Rugby. Growing up locally and playing the sport, my passion for rugby came at a young age. I joined the Foundation in 2012 as a coaching apprentice and quickly scaled the ranks as a fully qualified Level 2 Coach in Rugby Union and Multi Skills. I currently play for my local rugby club and am the lead deliverer of the Bath Rugby Foundation’s Employability projects.

I joined the Foundation because I relate to the nature of its work. It’s a real pleasure to be able to work in my community, helping people to engage and achieve through sport and education. Our inclusion work has a particular place in my heart, as my little brother is autistic and suffers from anxiety. Although there have been difficult times, he always makes me laugh and helps me unwind. He inspires me to be the happiest person I can be and to always be proactive

My role is to engage young people and guide them back into employment, training or education using sport as a tool. I aim to improve a young person’s confidence, social skills and employability skills and give them the opportunity to go on and shine in whatever they love doing. I put together the enrichment and make the course as exciting as possible adding in content such as fitness first, water parks, battle archery, paintball and sport at the beach. My aim is to be considered one of the leading community coaches in the country. Inspiring others to follow my path and help create a happier and healthier community in the process.


T: 01225 904 116


The HITZ Programme will be based at Bath Recreation Ground, Spring Gardens, Bath, BA2 4DS.


  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.