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City & Guilds Level 1 in Sport - Newcastle Falcons Hitz project at Newcastle Falcons

Course description

Newcastle Falcons Hitz project is a study programme that aims to re-engage young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) using sport as its vehicle. The ethos of the programme is based around Rugby’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship and all young people entering the programme will be expected to embody these values.

We offer young people the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications and to experience life at the centre of a top level sports club, engaging with professional players and coaches - as they train, play and eat!

What will young people learn?

All learners will explore the sport and leisure industry and learn skills that will make them more employable in that sector and in the wider jobs market. The course will involve a high proportion of practical learning with young people gaining experience in a range of sports and sporting environments.

What qualifications will learners get?

Newcastle College Tutors will guide Learners to work towards a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Sport and also relevant Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications. Learners will also be able to undertake a range of sport specific and personal development qualifications.

Why should I do it?

Not only will you receive fantastic support from both the Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle College you will also receive incentives such as:

  • Free Tickets to Premiership Rugby Matches at Kingston Park
  • Free Kit and equipment
  • Free lunch, cooked by in house chefs and eaten with the playing Squad at Newcastle Falcons
  • Free trips to sporting events around the country - such as the Premiership Final at Twickenham!

    The qualification you will gain is City & Guilds Level 1 in Sport
    There is the potential to also gain:

  • Coaching/Officiating Qualifications in a number of sports
  • Sports Leadership Qualifications 

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to the programme, other than an interest in sport and a commitment to embody the values of Rugby.

Hitz is for young people aged 16-18 who have an interest in sport, not necessarily Rugby. There is no minimum qualification level to join Hitz, we are interested in engaging learners from all backgrounds.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle Falcons directly.

Last updated date: 01 August 2014

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