No matter where your interests lie, the RPA can offer a range of bespoke courses and qualifications that can help prepare you for life after rugby.

Whether you are interested in gaining a qualification, or if you need inspiration about what you’d like to do when you retire, the RPA is here to disucss the type of education opportunities that are available to you.

Speak to your Development Manager if you would like more information or advice about what may be the best option for you.


Studying or gaining a qualification can be invaluable and RPA members are encouraged to seek further education. There is a wide range of options available to you, from revisiting GCSEs and A Levels, to pursuing undergraduate courses or even post-graduate qualifications. Please click on the links below for further information about flexible & distance learning:

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The RPA works with governing bodies, trade and professional associations and industry organisations to ensure you have access to relevant training and qualifications. Colleges can also provide part-time C&G and NVQ qualifications in subject areas such as construction, plumbing, joinery and many other trades courses. Speak to your PDM about the options that are available. Popular industries include, but are not limited to: • Coaching Qualifications – Rugby and other sports • Personal Training Awards – REPS registered qualifications • Strength and Conditioning Awards • Plumbing • Accountancy • Marketing • Management • Property and Surveying

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