Exeter Rugby Hitz Programme


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

  • Play sports; Have Fun, Get Fitter, Make New Friends
  • Improve your Maths and English
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Learn new skills to become more work ready
  • Learn how to cook and eat more healthily
  • Improve your communication skills and confidence

Team building, trampolining and climbing. 

Start dates
September and March.

Exit routes
Level 3 programmes, apprenticeship programmes and full time or part time work.



Students will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications managed by SCL.

BTEC Level 1 in Sport & Active Leisure
Start date: Sept 18’ - June 19’

Level 1 Certificate – Employability
Start date: Sept 18’ - Feb 19’

Level 2 Certificate – Employability
Start date: March 19’

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

Tutor – Lewis Griffiths 

Hello, my name is Lewis Griffiths and I am the Tutor for the Exeter Chiefs HITZ programme. I have been the tutor here for two years and I absolutely love the programme. I wholeheartedly believe the programme can change lives and re-engage young people. Outside of HITZ I enjoy playing a number of different sports and keeping fit. I am a huge Harry Potter fan and I am trying to learn a new language.



Officer – Gareth Williams 

I have had 7 years working in education and 18 years pursuing my passion for coaching. I am a level 3 Rugby Coach with a keen interest in Dog Psychology and I love to dance. Incredibly proud to be part of the Hitz Family. 


The HITZ Programme will be based at Exeter Rugby Club, Sandy Park Stadium, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN. 



  • 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.