Snowsport England – DiSE Programme

What is it?

The Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) is the re-named version of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme.

The DISE programme, which combines practical and theoretical aspects of Snowsport Performance will begin in September 2022. The main purpose of the DISE programme is to support talented athletes to combine sport and education so that they have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to pursue a dual career in high-level sport alongside separate paid employment in the future. It is open to 16-18 year olds who are aspiring to become elite athletes on the snowsport talent pathway. It is aimed at athletes who are enrolled on a study programme at a school/college and can be studied alongside existing education.

Snowsport England’s Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme is aimed at snowsport athletes between the ages of 16-18 who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in snowsport, but who are keen to continue their education at the same time.

 How the programme works

DiSE is a government-supported and funded initiative aimed at recognising and supporting the development of young, talented athletes.

The programme, delivered over a period of two years, offers a combination of educational opportunities and performance training, where students can earn qualifications for their snowsport development.

The programme will be delivered over 2 years and will require candidates to attend 2 or 3  residential weekends per year of study however this is being reviewed. These sessions will be scheduled to best fit around the snowsport calendar. Candidates will also complete portfolio work when in their own training environments to support their study on the DiSE Programme.


The education programme examines:

Technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of Snowsport and areas such as:

Lifestyle management


Wider career management

Health and safety


 Snowsport England has a 10 places. We would expect athletes applying for DiSE to hold a FIS licence, be selected to a England or GB Squad. If no squad is selected then FIS performances will be taken into account.

For full eligibility details please click here 

What will I gain at the end of the programme?

After the final completion of the DISE programme, the student will have achieved a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE). The DiSE programme is also worth 64 UCAS points.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 28th August 2022 please complete the expression of interest form 

For further information click here