Worcester Sixth Form College are holding an Open Evening on Thursday, January 21 - and potential young rugby players can also learn more about the Warriors AASE scheme rum in conjunction with the college.
The Warriors Academy successfully runs an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) for aspiring elite rugby players that combines player development and academic study.
The initiative, which is supported by the RFU, invites students aged from 16 to 18 to apply for an AASE place which will combine rugby training at Warriors with a course of academic study at Worcester Sixth Form College. The new scheme complements the club's existing Academy.
The course takes two years to complete, with the AASE framework providing a structured national training and development route. The framework contains a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) which is fully reflective of the broad range of competences required such as the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of rugby as well as addressing wider issues such as lifestyle, communication, wider career management, and health and safety.
For more information on the AASE scheme at Warriors contact Matthew Sherratt, AASE co-ordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Worcester Sixth Form College call 01905 362600
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