Rugby Academy Level 2

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


At Herne Bay High Rugby Academy (HBHRA) we are continuing to progress and to further develop rugby for the 2021/2022 school year. The Academy has been designed and developed exclusively for students entering Year 12 and forms part of the Herne Bay High School Sixth Form. We plan to have over 20 students regularly participating in Rugby Academy sessions per week along with fixtures over the year. Herne Bay High Rugby Academy will lead the development of elite rugby in the region and will become a best practice model for elite athlete development. The HBHRA will provide its students with outstanding facilities, coaching and support services, as well as high quality academic study at Herne Bay High School. The HBHRA would support its students in gaining places in professional sports academies and higher education institutions.

Students have the option to follow a VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Health and Exercise. Additionally, students will have the option (Subject to availability) to undertake vocational development. When applying on please select the subjects you wish to apply for in addition to the Rugby Academy. 


Skills gained will provide a broad introduction to the Sports Sector and the ability to work in the sport industry. The vocational Courses (subject to availability/change) will follow different training and educational courses and the weekly programme will consist of both training and classroom-based study each day. There will be major focus on:

• Coaching development (RFU Rugby Ready, Scrum Factory and the Level 1 Referee Badge

• VTCT Level 2 Gym Instructors

How will it be delivered?

Course specific as it is dependent on academic pathway. Vocational studies will have practical and external multiple-choice exams at the end of the programme. The course has been established for each individual to reach and exceed their potential in the sport and leisure industry. 

Entry requirements

1 Year Course – Normally 5 GCSE Grades in the range of 9-2, as well as Mathematics and English GCSE Grade 3 minimum. A Merit grade in a Level 2 Sports course also meets the criteria. There are a number of specific pathways students may follow at Herne Bay High School and enter the HBHRA academy. These pathways will be explained further during the trial session.

Each student will obtain their level 1 and 2 Rugby coaching and referee badges. This will be used to enable each student to coach in local schools as part of their individual development and understanding.

Entry into the academy will be based on three different selection assessment criteria: Attitude, aptitude and academic ability 

Rugby Trials will take place Herne Bay High School – Saturday 6th February 2020, 10am -12 noon. Should you miss the trial, please contact the Rugby Coaches directly at: