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Full Time

Rugby Education & Coaching Programme in partnership with Stourbridge RFC and Community Group (Male and Female)

Rugby Education & Coaching

2 years

Central Campus


Course summary

This course is ideal for 16-18 year-olds (male/female) who have a passion for rugby and an ambition to work in the industry. It's vital that you are prepared to work towards an academic qualification in Sport as well as developing your rugby playing ability. The Rugby programme will be similar to a professional rugby academy multidisciplinary training structure, to support player development in which the goal is to develop players capable of playing for Stourbridge Rugby Club in National Two North. You will be taught and coached by staff who are all current Semi Professional Rugby Players with university degrees in Sports and/or Coaching and recognised coaching qualifications.

Course requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (including Maths and English).

This course leads to a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Coaching and Development which is equivalent to 3 A Levels and recognised by all Universities. You will also gain relevant Rugby work experience during the 2 years.

Year 1 – Semester 1 Units:
Unit A - Careers in Sport & Active Leisure
Unit B - Health & Wellbeing
Unit C1 - Developing Coaching Skills (Linear)

Year 1 – Semester 2 Units:
Unit 2 - Self Employment in Sport & Physical Activity
Unit 1 - Sport Development
Unit 12 - Practical Sport Application

Year 2 – Semester 1 Units:
Unit D1 - Applied Coaching Skills
Unit E - Research Project
Unit 4 - Nutrition for Physical Performance.

Year 2 – Semester 2 Units:
Unit 6 - Sporting Injuries
Unit 3 - Sports Psychology
Unit 13 - Influence of Technology in Sport

Facilities include:

State-of-the-art Artificial Grass Pitch (4G)
Classroom overlooking the AGP
On-site gym
Access to physiotherapist
Access to laptops

Daniel Rundle – Course lead for Rugby programme and current Stourbridge 1XV Player
Benjamin O’Sullivan – Current Stourbridge 1XV Player and former Swansea University 1XV Player

We regularly run trips to Twickenham and other rugby grounds across England.

Students will be assessed through a range of electronic assignments, practical and verbal assessments.

After successfully completing this course, you can go on to study at university, or progress to full time employment or apprenticeships.

Career routes include:
Full-time coaching (rugby)
Teaching in sports
Professional rugby player
Higher Education
Sports therapist
Sports Analyst
Other Sports related jobs

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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