The HITZ programme is a national initiative by Premiership Rugby delivered by its clubs and is funded by its partners Land Rover and Wooden Spoon. 

HITZ uses sport, mainly rugby, and focuses on its core values to help improve the personal lives and employability skills of disadvantaged young people aged 16-24. While working with the Premiership Rugby clubs around the country, and London Irish in particular, the professional players are role models for the programme. The collective aim is to motivate and build a brighter future for individuals involved in HITZ.

The education element of the programme is provided in partnership with SCL.  In 2019 SCL Education & Training expanded their partnership with Premiership Rugby to become the exclusive education partner for the award-winning employability programme. SCL have more than 15 years’ experience in delivering a range of forward thinking and successful education and sports development programmes for young adults.

The London Irish HITZ classroom sessions take place at Regal Court Business Centre in Slough.

Level 1 City and Guilds Employability course. This course will allow pupils to enhance their CV, provide pathways into employment and manage their personal finances.

Level 2 Active IQ Leading Health Related Activity Sessions. This course involves practical and theory lesson around sports, the history of sports, sports coaching and community development, healthy living and nutrition as well as the anatomy of the body. This course can support pupil’s progression on to college to study a Level 3 sports course.

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