19 February 2018
London Irish HITZ
HITZ is delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and is funded by National Partners Land Rover, Comic Relief and Wooden Spoon.
HITZ uses rugby and sport in general as its core values to improve the personal life and employability skills of disadvantaged young people, which underpin success in education and work. It uses the inspiration of professional rugby union and its role models to motivate and build a brighter future.
The programme increases young people's resilience, self-reliance and confidence. It gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.
The London Irish HITZ project is run from the John Madjeski school in Reading, providing opportunities for 16-18 year olds NEET, (Not in Education, Employment or Training) to get involved. We offer the chance to study for a free BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure, as well as work on their functional skills up to level 2. The BTEC based education programme is delivered by education providers SCL, an approved BTEC centre.
The London Irish HITZ programme provides exit routes into colleges, apprenticeships and full-time/part-time work.
Our first cohort starts September 2017, with our second cohort starting mid February 2018.
Ainsley Campbell is the London Irish HITZ officer and works closely with the Community Team at LIRFC.
For more information contact [email protected]
London Irish HITZ programme works closely with SCL our official education provider.
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