There are three levels of Leicester Tigers training for BMC students to get involved with, with opportunities to enjoy coaching sessions and games led by Tigers alongside your college studies. Read on to find out more!

Enrichment

The Enrichment option has unlimited spaces and offers up to two hours of rugby training each week alongside any BMC course. There may also be access to additional hours of training with the Development group, if your academic timetable allows for this.

Development Programme

The Development programme has unlimited spaces and allows players to access six hours of Tigers rugby training alongside bespoke timetables for Level 2 Sport, Level 3 Sport, Level 3 Sport Science and Level 3 Agriculture.

If Tigers are impressed with your training and performances in games, there are opportunities to progress into the ACE squad.

This course is open to all standards of Rugby ability (with no trial required) and the coaching will ensure that individual development takes place, with strength and conditioning and analysis sessions in the timetable.

 

ACE Programme

ACE (formerly AASE) is a programme for 60 selected players (30 from each year group), including members of the Leicester Tigers Academy, who can study Level 3 Sport, Level 3 Sport Science or Level 3 Agriculture and have access to eight hours of training each week in their bespoke timetable. Teams also play fixtures in the ACE (Academies & Colleges Education) League.

Alongside study and training, students will also benefit from performance analysis, strength and conditioning and nutrition advice.

The Leicester Tigers AASE Programme is a limited offer for talented players who are looking to excel on and off the pitch. Places are given to those rugby players selected through the Tigers recruitment processes and trials.

Previous graduates of the Leicester Tigers Rugby programme have gone on to gain professional playing contracts and to represent their countries on an international stage (see ‘student success stories’ section below for examples).

 

Degree Courses

The BMC School of Higher Education offers a Foundation Degree and Top-up degree in Sport Science.

In addition to training opportunities with Leicester Tigers, BMC degree students can benefit from work experience opportunities:

Year 1 – Commercial/Community at Welford Road

Year 2 – Performance (Strength & Conditioning/Coaching/Analysis) with college teams

Year 3 – ‘internship’ with college team(s)

 

Facilities and Services

Sport science lab

High performance gym

Full-sized sports hall

Full-sized 3G all-weather pitch

Grass rugby pitches

Opportunities to gain additional qualifications through work experience and placements at Leicester Tigers

On-site accommodation at the 850-acre Brooksby Campus

Dedicated BMC bus routes across Leicestershire & surrounding areas

 

 

Courses

Level 2 Sport 

Level 3 Sport 

Level 3 Sport Science 

Level 2 Agriculture

Level 3 Agriculture

*Students on any BMC course can participate in the enrichment programme

Our Level 3 courses are equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress on to University if you wish.

We also offer degree programmes in Sport Science. Click here to find out more!

 

Latest News & Student Successes

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