Worcester Warriors
HITZ Programme

 

OVERVIEW

Worcester Warriors HITZ Programme is an education and sporting programme for 16-24-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

Enrichment:
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.

Open Days

How to Apply

OPEN DAY

  • An opportunity for you, and your parents, to hear more about the HITZ programme
  • Meet the HITZ team and other potential new HITZ learners
  • Understand your exit routes when you complete the HITZ programme
  • Ask any questions

INTERVIEW

  • An Initial registration via the “apply” button
  • An appointment to meet with the HITZ staff and tutor
  • The Hitz Team will discuss with you your aspirations, any issues you may have and show you around the Stadium.  They will also discuss with you the course to make absolutely sure it is right for you.
  • Of course you will also get chance to ask any questions about the programme and share any concerns you may have.

COURSES & START DATES

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure - 16-19 Hitz 
September 23rd Start- March

Employability Skills Level 1 - 16-19 Hitz
March-July 2019

Active IQ Fitness Instruction - 19+ Hitz
September 23rd- February

Active IQ Personal Training - 19+ Hitz
February-July

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.

Meet the Team

Dan Hart

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 Laing

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!

Success Stories

Liam Duffy – a Warriors Apprenticeship

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.

 

HITZ Awards

 

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

 

Select the categories below to watch the videos of the shortlisted participants from 2017/18, who will be able to tell you a bit more about their inspirational journeys through HITZ:

Gallery

FAQ's

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.

Course Location

Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

Education Provider

SCL Education Group

Course Provider

Worcester Warriors Community Foundation

Worcester Warriors HITZ Programme Flyer

Request a copy of our HITZ Programme Flyer to find out more about our education & sporting programmes.
  • 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 is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

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

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