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.
HITZ uses rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people not in education, training or employment (NEET) back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment, and is delivered nationally by England’s 12 professional rugby clubs.
Participants in the HITZ programme regularly report an increase in resilience, self-confidence and aspiration as a result of their involvement, and over 70% go on to achieve a positive progression into further education, training or employment.
HITZ is funded by partners Land Rover, Comic Relief and Wooden Spoon.
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.
How the course works?
With the help of our enthusiastic staff, we hope that the young people that attend will be able to leave with a new-found confidence and readiness to succeed in education or employment. The BTEC-based education programme is delivered by our education providers, SCL, an approved BTEC centre. Northampton Saints will deliver the HITZ Learning Academy in partnership with SCL.
Can Saints help you?
To get involved, arrange a visit to the stadium/classroom or to discuss referrals for young people contact our HITZ Team.