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We run a number of programmes. See the photos below for more information on how we're supporting young people across Edinburgh through rugby.



We are working with Scottish Rugby to provide a coherent Rugby programme that gives recognition and structure to players developing their Rugby Skills and Physical Fitness. Successful students will achieve SQA units in Rugby, Circuits, and Resistance training at SCQF levels 4 or 5.

Players will attend regular sessions (3 times per week) and record progress, using worksheets and a training diary.


SQA units at levels SCQF 4 or 5 relating to Circuits & Resistance Training, playing Rugby and improving performance


Approximately 5 hours per week, predominately practical delivered by Development Officer/Coach in context of local rugby team with online tasks.


Various - check if your team or Rugby Development Officer can offer the APP

Entry requirements

Applicants should be regularly attending training sessions with their local rugby team and should have academic ability suitable for studying at the same level as their course (National/SCQF level 4, 5, or 6)

Progression opportunities

Students should be able to progress onto APP course at a higher level or other related courses.

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Modern Apprenticeships are a great way to get into the sports, leisure & recreation industries.

Working with the Sports Academy of Scotland, who are nationally recognised as the premier vocational training provider in Scotland within the sports, recreation and leisure industry, we offer a number of opportunities for young people to gain employment and qualifications. 

The Modern Apprentices (MAs) we work with are based in Scotland and between the age of 16 and 20 at the time of starting their apprenticeship. All of our apprentices must have an offer of employment for at least 25 hours per week and for at least one year.

Employers have to pay a wage to current Scottish Government standards of at least £3.40 per hour (Feb 2017) and provide the MA with a safe, meaningful and inclusive working week which incorporates as many aspects of their chosen vocation as is possible.

During their apprenticeship programme our MAs will complete either the SVQ L3 in Leisure Management (appropriate to all sports/employers) or the SVQ L3 in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance (only appropriate for professional football and rugby candidates).

The Sports Academy of Scotland delivery team will access the MAs within the workplace to generate evidence of their developing abilities against the standards set within their SVQ which in turn helps deliver the vocational employment scenario of Earning while you’re Learning.

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