Snowsport England are pleased to offer athletes the chance to join the DiSE (Diploma in Sport Excellence) programme in 2019

WHAT IS IT?

The Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) is the re-named version of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme. This is the first year of Snowsport England having access to the DiSE Programme.

The DISE programme, which combines practical and theoretical aspects of Snowsport Performance will begins in September 2019. 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 and will require candidates to attend 2/3 residential weekends in Loughborough per year of study. 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.

WHAT DOES IT COVER?

The education programme examines:

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

lifestyle management

communication

wider career management

health and safety

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

DiSE is designed for the following categories of athlete:

Athletes between the ages of 16-18 years

Athletes who are, or show the potential to become, elite level

Athletes are also expected to have GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths (athletes not achieving these grades may still be trialled for the course).

Athletes registered with Snowsport England as a performer

Athletes should be selected to a Snowsport England or GB Snowsport Squad

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 1st September 2019

To apply or for more information please contact i.findlay@snowsportengland.org.uk