Bath Rugby Hitz Programme


Bath Rugby HITZ Programme is an education and sporting programme for 16-18 year olds where you can:

  • Play a range of sports while having fun and making new friends
  • Achieve Nationally-recognised qualifications in sport and Active Leisure
  • Get fit and learn about health and nutrition
  • Improve communication skills and confidence
  • Receive support to increase literacy and numeracy skills
  • Learn work preparation skills & experience to improve employability

ENRICHMENT: BMXing, Fitness First four mornings a week, Football at Odd Down, Cotsworld Waterpark, Basketball, Battle Archery, Paintball and Beach Days.

START DATE: 1st intake in September, 2nd intake in February.



Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL.

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments
  • Proven Progression routes



Meet the Team

Paul Short – HITZ Officer

I am a local lad who studied at the City of Bath College before heading to Gloucestershire University where I achieved a degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences. I am sports mad and have played football and cricket locally for many years, but my passion is, of course, for rugby. I am an egg chaser for Stothert and Pitt RFC in Bath and I have been involved in Bath HITZ for 3 years and still love it every single day. My role is to engage young people and guide them back into employment, training or education using sport as a tool. I aim to improve a young person’s confidence, social skills and employability skills and give them the opportunity to go on and shine in whatever they love doing. I put together the enrichment and make the course as exciting as possible adding in content such as fitness first, water parks, battle archery, paintball and sport at the beach. Being a Hitz officer rocks.


David Oakes – Tutor

My role is to motivate, inspire and encourage all young people to achieve their personal and academic goals in a dynamic, fun and interactive environment. Being in the gym and teaching whilst doing Sport all day and working in a professional Rugby club, my job could not be any better! 



The HITZ Programme will be based at Bath Recreation Ground, Spring Gardens, Bath, BA2 4DS.


  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.