College not for you? No problem. If you’re aged 16-19 and not in education, employment or training, HITZ might be the answer. HITZ is the UK’s largest rugby union social inclusion programme. Almost 1.1m young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training. Just over half (53.6%) are looking for work. Without action, we risk losing a whole generation to a cycle of unemployment, disillusionment and disengagement.
Using the ethos of rugby as a vehicle, HITZ develops grit, tenacity and perseverance – vital in the world of work. Our specialist coaches capitalise on rugby’s ability to remove barriers, build trust and increase confidence to set students on the path to success. HITZ also responds to the crisis of physical inactivity amongst disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. 90% of students completing the course improve their numeracy, literacy and IT skills. At least 75% take on further education, employment, training, work placements or apprenticeships. The programme also gives students a qualification – a level 1 diploma in Sport and Active leisure.
At HITZ Bath, we are lucky to have access to some amazing facilities. Our students use the Fitness First gym in Bath and play a variety of sports at The Rec, home of Bath Rugby. We have fantastic links with local businesses and will actively search for the right work placements for our students. We will give you the tools to succeed.
On Tuesday 24th January and Tuesday 31st January 1:30-3PM we’ll be hosting a drop in session at The Rec, where you can come in and meet HITZ officer Paul and find out more. You can observe a lesson, and also take part in the afternoon’s sport session. We think the best way to see what HITZ is all about is to get stuck in and give it a go.
If you’d like to join the HITZ programme or come along to the drop in session, contact HITZ Officer Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign up here: http://www.creativesportandleisure.co.uk/hitz