Newcastle Falcons HITZ Programme - Level 1 Certificate (Full-Time)

Level 1 - 4 GCSEs or NVQ Level 1 or Equivalent

Subject Area Sport

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Full-Time


This HITZ sport course is aimed at re-engaging students back into education and to help develop a career in sport. It is very practical in nature and sessions will take place at the College and Newcastle Falcons stadium at Kingston Park.

The course is supported by Premiership Rugby and the course also offers work experience placements with Newcastle Falcons current partners across the North East.

All students will also take part in Barclay’s Life Skills programme.

HITZ is over 1 year and after the first year you will gain a L1 City & Guilds Certificate in Sport that is worth 25 credits.

Choose this course if you're looking for an entry level pathway into sport, offering unrivalled work experience opportunities with a top UK club.

Course enrichment 

• Students can take part in a two week Sportilia trip to Italy which involves watching Serie A and B football matches, trips to the Italian FA and playing competitive football matches.
• Students enjoy regular trips to local gyms, football, rugby and basketball stadiums to enhance learning.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

A course for 16 to 19 year olds who have a passion for sport and exercise and want a job in the sports industry. Professional training by Newcastle Falcons and a programme of study at Newcastle College.


Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course you will gain a City and Guilds Level1 Certificate in Sport plus additional coaching qualifications.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

You will study a variety of units which could include the following:-
• Participating in sport
• Assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of sporting activities

• Improving personal exercise and fitness.

• People skills in sport and active leisure
• Components and function of the body in physical activity.

Learning Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of:
• Presentations
• Viva's
• Reports
• Practical's
• Essays
• Written Assignments
• Group and/or Individual Work

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through practical observation, oral questions, written projects/assignments and discussions.

Progression Opportunities

If you successfully complete the course, you can progress to the Level2 Diploma in Sport.

Career Opportunities

You could find employment in areas such as the sports and leisure industry, sports coaching in sports clubs and schools and health and fitness clubs.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required but all students will go through diagnostic assessment prior to commencing the course.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Not applicable

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.