Castleford Tigers College

The Tigers College are now taking applications for September 2024/25 here!



Our popular 2 year programme of practical and learning sessions combines full-time study with a rugby league training schedule; open to both females and males. You will also earn the opportunity to represent the Castleford Tigers Foundation within the college league with regular fixtures alongside quality training.

The education content is as follows:

• Numerous qualifications including a Level 3 NCFE National Extended Diploma in Sports (Performance & Excellence).

• Undertake work experience, organised by us, whilst on the programme.

• 12 hours of theoretical studies per week and 9 hours practical sessions per week.

• Opportunity to gain RFL Level 1 and 2 Coaching Certificate or Sports Leaders Award.

• Your qualification will allow you to study for a Foundation Degree or enter the world of work or sport.

In addition, we can offer the following:

• Access to the Castleford Tigers First Team; including observation sessions, talks and tips from

First Team players and online calls. Find out what it takes to make it to the ‘top’ (in any profession).

• Take part in games appropriate to your skill levels.

• A high quality, specially designed strength and conditioning programme to help YOU be the best you can be.

• Access to outstanding coaches and video analysts.

• Tickets and access to Tigers home games.

• Opportunity to volunteer for the Tigers Foundation programmes.

The course gives students fully recognised qualifications for UCAS applications, whilst giving insight into the sports industry which supports young people in making the right decisions. Begin your journey with Castleford Tigers College for September 2024/25 by completing the application form.

Entry requirements:

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

• Maths and English qualifications (don’t worry if you haven’t got them yet, we can help with that whilst on the course!).

How to apply

Apply through SCL Education's online enrolment platform.


Degrees at University Centre Leeds:

As part of a new partnership between the Tigers Foundation and University Centre Leeds, players and students can gain access to a variety of courses at degree level.

It’s a partnership which will also see the introduction of a brand-new British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Super Rugby team at the University in conjunction with Castleford Tigers.

The team will offer male and female players who are leaving school with aspirations of progressing towards competing at a higher level in the professional or community game, the prospect at taking part in the top rugby league competition at university level.

Furthermore, the team will also work alongside the Tigers’ player development pathway, which implies that players who impress at BUCS level may go on to be offered opportunities in Castleford’s Academy and Reserve setup before potentially going on to play professionally.

The Tigers BUCS squad will also be open to students who may partake in other sports and would like to try their hand at rugby league. If you are interested in finding out more about the courses available please click the link HERE.