Level 3 Diploma in Rugby Union

Level 3 Diploma in Rugby Union

Level 3 Diploma in Rugby Union

This bespoke educational programme provides you with a platform to prepare for a professional rugby career through the guidance of Coventry College an RFU Accredited College and Wasps Academy.

You will be studying key areas, including:

  • Sports development
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Physiology of fitness
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Sports development
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Practical team sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Analysis of sports performance
  • Leadership in sport
  • Sports psychology and nutrition
  • Work experience

English and maths Functional Skills qualifications. Additional qualifications IRB Rugby Ready and scrum factory qualification.

The study programme incorporates weekly training sessions which includes strength and conditioning training, game analysis, fitness testing and weekly fixtures in the AoC Sports Premier League, including cup competitions.

As part of your study programme you will get the opportunity to develop your work experience and employability skills.

If you are intending to progress to university after college please note that the majority of universities will expect a GCSE grade 4 (C) in English and maths and you will need to consider this when applying for a Level 3 course. Coventry College offers English and maths GCSE retakes with specific entry requirements.

This course provides an educational and player pathway for talented rugby players to progress to Wasps Academy and potentially the Wasps first team. You can also progress to Higher Education study programmes.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.


This course requires 4 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A-C) to include at least one grade 4 (C) in maths or English and one additional grade 4 (C) from either English, maths, science or PE, or a Level 2 relevant qualification (overall merit profile) and full Level 2 maths or English. You must be willing to take part in a range of practical sport and exercise sessions.

Course Summary

Length of study:
72 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

College open event

19th June 2019 17:00 - 19:30

Our open events are a great opportunity for you and your parents/guardians to see our amazing facilities,
and chat to staff and students about particular courses and college life in general.