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.

Our Core Offer

The HITZ Learning Academy, offers a relaxed environment targeted at 16-18 year olds to improve their functional maths and English, develop valuable life skills and gain important qualifications alongside experience from work placements and employer-led sessions. The programme also offers essential enrichment and sporting activities which supports the development of the whole individual through not only improving their mental but physical wellbeing as well.  



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. 


What a typical day includes (Monday-Thursday). Fridays include a day of voluntary work.



9am – 9.30am

Breakfast Club

9.30am – 10.40am


10.40am – 11.30am

English / Maths

11.30am – 11.40am

Morning break

11.40am – 12.30pm

English / Maths

12.30pm – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 1.40pm

Work Skills

1.40pm – 2.30pm

BTEC Sport

2.30pm – 2.40pm

Afternoon Break

2.40pm - 15.40pm


Community Development Officer: Anthony O'reilly



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