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16-18? Looking to develop both your academic & rugby playing performance?

1 year ago By Doug Millen

Then The Rugby Academy could be for you ??


A 2-year, full-time education and rugby development programme for 16-18 year olds.

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Up to 420

British Colleges League

FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit

3 GCSES A-C preferably one Maths or English

Takes place utilising facilities at Bognor RFC

SCL Education Group

September 2018

Hampshire Ave, Bognor Regis, PO21 5JH

Access to University, Apprenticeships, progress onto the club’s 1st team, Championship or Premiership Clubs and employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry, including coaching placements.


Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
Provide the information requested

Demonstrate your skills
Successful Players will be offered an interview

One hour Education interview
Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

For you and your parents
Hear about the Education and Rugby programme
Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
Ask any questions
If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


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

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
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



Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
The Physiology of Fitness
Technical & Tactical
Practical Team Sports
Fitness Training & Programming
Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
Current Issues in Sport
Sports Coaching
Assessing Risk in Sport
Instructing Exercise Physical Activity & Fitness

Analysis of Sports Performance
Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport
The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Talent Identification & Development in Sport
Psychology for Sports Performance
Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
Sports Nutrition
Sports Injuries
Organising Sports Events
Units are subject to change depending on Ofqual approval.


In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

Access study resources any place and at any time
Simple submission of assignments online
Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails
Immediate access to tutor support
Coaches will share rugby performance and grades directly with students online
A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
FREE Microsoft Office 365


Play in the British Colleges League
Professional coaching led by RFU Level 2 Coaches
Guidance on individual fitness
Nutritional advice
Field sessions, S&C, analysis, nutrition and more
Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch
Focus on the four core components of the player development model: technical, tactical, physical and mental skills development.
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Rugby Academy.

Combining the rugby excellence programme, with an unrivalled education programme - which provides a unique experience for those accepted onto the Academy.

It will also provide talented players from other local clubs with an opportunity to develop to the best of their abilities within the academy structure. Players attending the Academy can continue to play for their local club whilst representing the Academy in the British Colleges Cup.

Updated 15:16 - 5 Jun 2017 by Doug Millen

Where next?

Commencing Sept 2018, Recruiting NOW !!! Providing talented players from Sussex & Hampshire and the surrounding areas an opportunity to develop to the best of their abilities
Community Foundation Programme Launching Soon Coming to a School Near You in September 2017


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