AASE Programme

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WHAT IS THE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP IN SPORTING EXCELLENCE
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a unique sporting qualification for young people with the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport by competing on the world stage or at an elite national level.

AASE combines a flexible education programme with a structured national training and development route across many sports, whilst also preparing athletes for a career after sport.
The programme was developed by Skills Active in conjunction with national governing bodies of sport (NGB’s), and since 2004 has been rolled out across a number of sports. The framework is fully reflective of the broad range of competences required in professional sport. It’s not a qualification for simply performing in sport!

It is designed to directly measure your ability to apply yourself to elite development in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of your discipline. Importantly it will also directly address other issues in your life, such as lifestyle, communication, wider career management, financial management and health and safety.

From an ASA perspective, AASE is aimed at elite performers who have been identified by their respective disciplines – namely swimming, disability swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming and diving. The programme runs over an eighteen month cycle – from September through to the April i.e. September 2013 – April 2015.

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