Worcester Warriors 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, yoga, basketball and gym sessions alongside a structured educational programme. The programme also includes day trips, examples of such trips are paintballing, water parks, football golf, Bear Grylls Experience Days and much more.
Start dates are:
Autumn cohort starts on Monday 23rd September, 2019.
Support with exit routes such as Level 2 programmes, apprenticeship programmes and full or part time work.
BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure - 16-19 Hitz
September 23rd Start- March
Employability Skills Level 1 - 16-19 Hitz
Active IQ Fitness Instruction - 19+ Hitz
September 23rd- February
Active IQ Personal Training - 19+ Hitz
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.
Hannah Tromans - Tutor
After completing my degree in Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science, I worked for 3 years as PE teacher working with young people of varying ages. I have a passion for all things related to sport, education, and helping to enhance the lives of young people.
I love taking part in a range of sports, particularly football; playing from an early age, and still playing now (well, trying). I also spent a lot of time when I was younger coaching football, where I then gained my Level 2 in football coaching. Over the past few years I have also found a passion for fitness and the gym, I am keen to share this passion with learners so they can see the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
For me, education should be about more than just academic ability. It should be about developing the person as a whole, this is why I believe the HITZ programme is so great. It allows learners to gain qualifications whilst developing their personal and social skills, all of which are vital to going on to further education, employment and training. Through HITZ, sport is used as a vehicle for learning and education, where the practical elements of sport support learning and make sessions engaging. What could be better that that?
I've recently finished a three year degree in Sports Coaching Science with Disability Sport with first class honours from the University of Worcester where I learnt the importance of balancing your academic studies with sport.
I've enjoyed physical activity and playing sports since a young age but Swimming and Hockey have always been my passion. Playing Hockey for my University 1st team and becoming Chairwoman of the club allowed me to experience playing high level competitive sport while also introducing me to people I wouldn't of met otherwise and the chance to create a close family dynamic which undoubtedly supported me through my degree.
This is a dynamic I would love to see the HITZ programme deliver to the learners to aid their motivation to focus on their learning. I turned my love for Swimming into a career by getting my Level 2 Swim Instructor and building my swimming classes up, both group and private lessons, with a focus on delivering inclusive and fun sessions to make swimming an option for every child. This love for your job and what you do is something I would like to pass on to the learners through HITZ. To discover something they're passionate about and turn it into a viable career is something I believe the HITZ programme can offer the learners.
Dan has worked on the HITZ programme for 7 years and has a wealth of experience having seen over 150 young people graduate through the programme. Dan has a Degree in Sports and Exercise Science, a wealth of experience working with young people who have had adverse childhood experiences and is a Level 2 Rugby Coach and still plays the game.
Angus has worked on the HITZ programme for 18 months and has lots of experience in sport and looking after young people, coaching from the age of 16. Gus has level 2 qualification in football coaching and is a qualified football referee. Gus is also qualified in Sports Fitness Training and Healthy Lifestyle.
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!
Former Worcester Warriors HITZ Learner Liam Duffy has become an Apprentice with Worcester Warriors Community Foundation to broaden his experience.
Liam is currently studying on his Sports and PE Teaching qualification and has been utilising his new skills not just with young people in schools but with older people at the Club’s Dementia Café.
The Foundation has weekly sessions for people with Dementia and their families/carers which are held at the Stadium. Each week up to 40 people attend and take part in soft sports sessions and Liam plays a pivotal role in supporting the sessions.
Worcester Warriors Community Foundation works to break down inter-generation barriers and regularly engages HITZ learners with the Dementia Café to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by older people and vice versa.
Through this process, HITZ learners have also become Dementia Friends by attending a workshop.
The Club was recognised recently by The Alzheimer’s Society by winning a National Award for their work with people living with Dementia.
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.
Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE
SCL Education Group
Worcester Warriors Community Foundation