Newcastle Falcons HITZ Programme is an education and sporting programme for 16-24-year olds where you can:
This includes an exciting mix of sporting activities such as rugby, football, dodgeball, golf, basketball and gym sessions alongside a structured educational programme.
5th September 2019
After the course:
Support with exit routes such as Level 3 qualifications, apprenticeship programmes and full or part time work, support with CV's and further education applications.
Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Fitness Instructing
5th September 2019
Level 1 Employability
5th September 2019
Alongside these qualifications, you will complete Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required), learn important work skills and participate in workshops to develop important life skills.
Liam Pearson - Tutor
Liam is an experienced Olympic weightlifting coach, personal trainer, and sport science tutor. Like Dave, Liam is also an avid (PC) gamer, although lacks the desktop setup to get him to the top of the leader boards! CS:GO being his game of choice. In Liam’s spare time he enjoys competing in Olympic weightlifting and doing motorbike track days. Liam’s favourite part of the Hitz programme is the flexibility it brings with mixing both learning and experiences outside of the classroom.
David Shotton - Hitz Officer
David is an English specialist that has worked at a variety of secondary schools. Dave now works as the community/Hitz officer for Newcastle Falcons where his main focus is on developing the community and providing educational opportunities for all. In Dave’s spare time he is an avid gamer, with both a desktop & laptop gaming setup. Dave’s passion for the Hitz programme knows no bounds; he is always setting up exciting new enrichment days that lead the course to businesses and days out nobody would have ever thought of!
Laura Wright- Support Coordinator
Hi, I’m Laura, I have been working on the Hitz programme for over a year and love what the HITZ programme stands for. I have had a varied career studying Art and working in Retail before to moving into education. I have 8 years’ experience of working on various Education & Training programmes which support in changing lives from adults to young persons, no matter how big or small. Hitz is a very rewarding programme and the range of enrichment activities that the participants get to experience is brilliant. It is definitely a great programme to be a part of and support all of the Premiership Rugby Hitz programmes.
In my spare time I enjoy going to Rugby and Netball games, spending time with family, friends, visiting new places in both the UK and abroad and I love watching Friends TV show!
The HITZ Awards are annual celebration of the hard work put in by countless individuals up and down the country.
With a number of stars and well-known public figures in attendance on the night, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements, as well as the personal growth and development of a number of learners, and volunteers.
For more information on last years awards, please follow the link
How much does the programme cost?
It is completely Free of Charge
Do I have to like or play rugby?
Not at all, the programme will include a large range of sporting and physical activities.
How long does the programme last?
Each club runs their own timetable, but will last anywhere from 12 weeks to a full year
What qualifications will I do?
Each club will run different qualifications, please speak to your chosen club for more information.
Will I do Maths and English?
Yes, English and Maths will be included for all learners who do not currently have a qualification
How many days per week will I be in class?
Most clubs run for at least 3 days, but some run for up to 5 depending on their chosen programme.
How long is a day?
The majority of days will start at 9:30/10am and finish at 3:30/4pm.
Will there be financial support for travel and food?
This will depend on your personal circumstances and whether you are eligible for a bursary.
Eldon Leisure Centre, Newcastle NE1 7XY
SCL Education Group