HITZ Learning Academy from Premiership Rugby

We're excited to work with Premiership Rugby to offer their award-winning education and employability programme!

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme working with over 2,000 16-23 year-olds across England every year. It uses rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people not in education, training or employment back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment, and is delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby’s shareholder clubs.

The HITZ Learning Academy offers a relaxed environment targeted at 16-23 year-olds. Learners are able to gain vital qualifications in Maths, English and additional subjects, alongside gaining work experience through placements and employer-led sessions.

The programme also offers a vast enrichment programme, including pastoral support, sporting activities and opportunities to try something new.

Education and employability programme

For a young person who has just come out of care, left juvenile detention or failed all their GCSEs, getting their life back on track and ready to return to Education, Employment or Training is about far more than just lessons in the classroom. It’s all about:

  • Personal skills
  • Life skills
  • Employability skills
  • The right opportunities
  • The right team
  • A different learning environment

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How do I sign up?

If you’re aged 16 – 23 and live in Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Northampton, London or Manchester, you can sign up using the details for each of the clubs below:

Bath Rugby


Edmund Anderson


Bristol Bears


Nick George


Exeter Chiefs


Gareth Williams


Gloucester Rugby


Mathew Liddiard


Harlequins (SW London)


Natalie Sexton


London Irish (Reading)


Joe Pegg


Northampton Saints

Sale Sharks


Ryan Barrett