Premiership Rugby HITZ

Register your interest in HITZ here.

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 & sportsmanship to support young people to make positive changes in their lives. HITZ helps participants to change their lives through gaining qualifications and developing their personal skills, life skills & employability skills to support that young person into further education, training, or employment.

Read more by clicking here.

Key Aims

The key aims of the HITZ programme can be broken down into two areas, Qualifications & Work Experience.

Every student will be working towards a Sport & Active leisure Level 1 or an Employability Level 2 qualification. Students also work towards Maths & English functional skills or GSCE qualifications. Alongside the academic course, students are will also complete work experience at Ashton Gate stadium or other suitable venues.

Equally as important as the academic qualifications, Enrichment and tutor discussions allow students to develop areas such as resilience, timekeeping, health & wellbeing, sleep hygiene, effective communication & healthy relationships.

Impact and Outcomes

Over 70% of participants go on to achieve a positive progression into further education, training or employment, and 80% report an improvement in personal, social or physical wellbeing.

Programme Structure

HITZ Learning Academy - The programme runs from September to July with enrolment opportunities throughout the year. The student's timetable will consist of their main aim (Employability or Sport & Active Leisure), Maths & English, enrichment, tutorials & work experience.

HITZ on Track - A series of workshops to be completed with students in a school or youth setting aged 14-16 using a mixture of classroom and practical activities. Topics covered include - Values and Aspirations, Health & Wellbeing, Eat.Sleep.Repeat, Facing Fears, Discipline, Courage.


"The employability course has helped me to get a clear career path, which makes me feel confident about my future. I have also had the chance to work at Ashton Gate Stadium which has helped me to be more organised and into a routine. As well as working in the stadium I was given the chance to complete in a master chef challenge which I won! During the course I have developed my CV and learnt tips on applying for jobs which has helped me to gain some weekend work. Overall the course has helped me to do more things that I wanted to do beofre but was unable to do due to my confidence and lack of opportunities." Former HITZ student - Harry

Programme Contact Details

For further information on HITZ please contact Nick George