Education & Employability Programmes

Our Education and Employability programmes support young people aged 14 – 24 years old develop skills which allow them to progress into further education, training or employment. We focus on teaching core value’s of rugby and Saracens to help each individual grow holistically, enrich learners life’s through experiencing unique enrichment activities and work placement opportunities.

To find out about each programme select from the options below

Hitz academy

VENUE: unitas youth zone, Barnet
When: Monday – Thursday (Term Time) 10.00am – 3.00pm

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award winning education and employability programme. HITZ uses rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people not in education, training or employment (NEET) back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment.

Our HITZ learning academy offers a relaxed learning environment for young people ages 16 – 24 years old to improve their functional Maths and English, develop valuable life skills and gain important qualifications alongside experience from work placements and employer-led workshops. The programme also provides essential enrichment and sporting activities which supports both mental and physical wellbeing.

Participants of the HITZ programme regularly report an increase in resilience, self-confidence and aspiration as a result of their involvement, and 70% go on to achieve a positive progression into further education, training or employment.

Proudly Funded by Land Rover, Comic Relief and Wooden Spoon. 

disABILITY - Sarrie's Skills Club


Venue: secondary schools in north London and hertfordshire
When: Monday – Friday (Term Time)

The HITZ on Track programme offers local secondary schools in North London and Hertfordshire a 6 weeks programme which focuses on core themes which affect young people in our communities. The project targets 14-16 year olds and covers the following topics;
– Saracens Core Values
– Substance Abuse
– Health and Wellbeing Awareness
– 24-hour Social Networking
– Understanding Behaviours and Emotions
– Business and Enterprise


Proudly funded by Land Rover, Comic Relief and Wooden Spoon.

disABILITY - Sarrie's Skills Club

hitz ability

Venue: Copthall Stadium, Barnet
When: Monday – Friday (school holidays) 10:00am – 4:00pm

The HITZ Ability programme offers young people with disabilities aged 16 – 24 years old the opportunity to gain two accredited qualifications which support employability alongside enrichment activities and life skills workshops.

Proudly funded by BBC Children in Need

disABILITY - Sarrie's RFC

khulani through sport

venue: Stellenbosch, south africa
When: all year around

Khulani is a Xhosa word meaning ‘to grow and prosper’ and, in partnership with the Legacy Development Centre in Kayamandi, we are helping the children and young people of this poverty stricken township in Stellenbosch, South Africa grow and prosper through the power of sport. Over 180 children every day participate in daily sport, education and health related sessions after school that are designed to enhance educational attainment and build personal skills that will enable them to create a brighter future for themselves.

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