The College of Rugby

We are a College of Further Education, providing and delivering BTEC Level 2 & 3 extended National Diplomas in Sport (Rugby).

Our campus is based at Sedgley Park RUFC, a National Level 2 North Rugby Union club, in Whitefield, Greater Manchester. This is the first college of its kind to be based in a working rugby club, using the ethos and values of the game to help teach and mould the future generations playing, coaching and running this wonderful game of rugby. The advantages to our students are many, such as the opportunity to observe, first hand, how a semi-professional club runs and operates and how multi-discipline services are delivered. Such as:

– Professional player programmes and pathways.
– Professional coaching programmes.
– Professional 1st team management.
– Professional Officiation of the game
– Venue management.
– Event management.
– Match day management.
– Grounds management.

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You will have the opportunity to work with external organisations and agencies that will give you the experience and qualifications to progress in your chosen career.

Our teams will compete in the AOC Colleges Leagues, competing regionally and nationally in both league and cup competitions.
Our courses place the essential ethos, disciplines and philosophies of rugby as central to our core delivery. We firmly believe that these values will equip our young people to make the most of their particular skill sets and personal attributes, in order to positively progress into their chosen professional lives. 

The educational curriculum and qualifications are delivered by Virtual Learning UK, who provide and employ all teaching staff and who work in partnership with The College of Rugby.