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Sport (Rugby Development Scheme) (Level 3)

Key course information

Sport and Public Services


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

Wiltshire College is pleased to announce the launch of its new Rugby Academy for September 2018. The Academy is being developed to provide its students with a unique opportunity to progress their skills and knowledge of the game whilst accessing a vocational programme of study. The full time rugby programme will assist players in their development through two training sessions per week, consisting of technical and tactical elements. In addition to this, individuals will access and complete a full strength and conditioning programme.Fixtures will take place on a Wednesday afternoon in a variety of league and cup competitions. Students will be able to reflect on performance through our new video analysis programme that will be used post and pre match to enhance performance.Our practical lessons take place at a range of top facilities across the County including Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Melksham Town Football Club, Stanley Park Football Club, Springfield, Beversbrook Football Facility, Play Football Indoor Dome Swindon and CrossFit Civitas.The programme is open to both male and female rugby players who will typically study on any sports or public services course at our Trowbridge and Lackham sites. However, if students would like to study in another subject area within the college at any of our sites, they will still be eligible to access the Rugby Academy in a reduced capacity. The course is designed to complement students existing club rugby commitments.

What will I learn?

Technical Sessions - This is used to improve the skill, technique and awareness of players and their knowledge of when and where to use these in game situations

Tactical Sessions: -These sessions are primarily used before games and include phases of play, defensive systems and kicking strategies.

Strength and Conditioning Programme - We have joined forces with Wiltshire’s premier strength and conditioning providers CrossFit Civitas to provide students with an athletic edge that will assist them in game and training situations.

Video Analysis - The Academy programme will include analysis sessions that will enable players to highlight strength and areas for improvement within their own individual performance and the team structure. This element of the programme can give students accelerated development within their game understanding.

Students will have the opportunity to access additional opportunities and qualifications outside of their main study programme. For example, a Tag Rugby or Rugby Referees course.

Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics and English.

Alternatively, you should have passed a relevant Level 2 qualification with at least a Merit grade with GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

You will be allocated a personal Tutor who will work with you throughout your time at the College to help you balance your academic and your rugby commitments. Your tutor will also help you set targets to achieve the grades you require for university, if you choose to study further, and will also help with things like work experience and looking for employment after College.

Students will complete study and assessment in line with the main vocational programme that they choose.

Additional Costs and Information

We are a College Grassroots ECFA Football Hub.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Sport and Public Services

Career Opportunities

  • Coach/Instructor
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Scientist

  • Public Services
  • Border Force
  • Offender Management and Rehabilitation

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