School of Hard Knocks comes to Falkirk

Want to TRY something new? Want to TACKLE a new challenge? 

This 7 week rugby-based personal development course can help you get fit, gain qualifications, change your life!

  • For males and females over 18
  • No sport or rugby experience needed!
  • Meet new friends and have fun
  • Get taught by professional coaches
  • Personal development and employability support
  • You can stay on benefits

What is it?

This 7-week rugby-based course is designed to boost your confidence and equip you with the skills needed to find work, go to college, start volunteering or even feel a bit better about yourself.

You will learn how to play rugby from professional coaches, as well as getting personal development and employability support. You will receive two new qualifications - the SQA recognised Employability Award and Glasgow Kelvin College SCQF Level 4 Community Achievement Award.

We’ll also help you to find other courses to help boost your CV and help you access support services if you feel you need this.

How long does the course last for?

The course starts on Thursday 22 October and runs every Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 3pm for 7 weeks. There may be some extra days later in the course to include rugby games.

Join us, if you like, for breakfast from 9.30am so you can fuel up before training.

Where does the course take place?

The course will take place at Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill Road, Falkirk.

What about signing on?

You can stay on benefits throughout the course if you sign on. Please let us know if the course falls on days when you sign on. We can speak to the job centre for you and see what we can arrange.

Do I have to be good at sport or fit to take part?

No! But, if you have played rugby before or are quite fit – that’s just a bonus!
In under two months, your fitness will improve and you will be a rugby player by the end of the course! Trust us, you could really change your life through this experience.
If you have been told you have medical conditions that are affected by exercise or physical activity, please speak to a doctor and make us aware before the course starts.

What do I need to bring?

We will provide you with most of the equipment and training kit you need, but for the first day, come in comfortable sportswear.If you don’t have any training kit, let us know as we have lots of second hand sports kit you can borrow. Keep coming back and you will get more SOHK kit!

Don’t PASS up on this opportunity!

Call Kate from School of Hard Knocks (Scotland) on 07542 506130 to sign up now!