24 Plus Loan

Advanced Learner Loan applicable

What will I learn?

Our Rugby Academy is potentially a three-year study programme offering you a range of qualifications and the opportunity to play Rugby on a full-time basis. You will join other squad members in for Pre-season training in July. Our professional coaches will help you to improve your fitness, during training sessions on the pitch and in our fully-equipped gym. You will develop your own skills as a coach during an Football Association coaching course, you will learn anatomy and physiology during theory classes, and have the opportunity to play a number of games a season for the College teams. You be expected to buy into our squad ethos and present yourself in a professional manner at all times.

Modules and qualifications during the course include:

  • BTEC qualification in Sport
  • Work Experience
  • English and Maths

If you love playing Rugby but would like to achieve.

33% External Assessment (Exams) 67% Course work (written assignments, practical assessments and presentations)

What could I progress on to?

On completion of this course you can progress onto further levels of the academy programme or any other sports programmes at the college. You may also decide to gain more industry specific qualifications such as coaching and referring.

Playing semi-professional or professional Rugby, becoming a Rugby coach, refereeing, Sports leader or recreational assistant.

Purchase of training kit and course related fees for educational trips and visits.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 30010
    Course name Rugby Academy
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 33 week (s)

E-News Signup



Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.