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Sporting Excellence (AASE)

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is an Apprenticeship designed for elite athletes aged 16-19, identified by their National Governing Body as having the potential to excel in their sport.

Since February 2013, Haddon Training has delivered the AASE programme for British Showjumping. We launched our second programme in October 2013 for 24 elite showjumpers, and our third programme in October 2014 for 26 elite showjumpers

This Level 3 programme offers riders the chance to continue their education and gain a nationally recognised qualification in a relevant and inspiring environment, and to benefit from training from Showjumping’s top coaches.

Here is a video of Corinne Bracken, AASE Programme Manager, talking about the programme. 

what does the aase qualification involve? 

The AASE framework comprises:

  • Level 3 Certificates in Achieving Excellence in and Understanding Sports Performance
  • Functional Skills in English and Mathematics at Level 2 (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

The AASE programme lasts 12-15 months.

Since 2014 the AASE programme carries UCAS points with it, on successful completion each learner will earn: 

  • 40 points for the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance
  • 45 points for the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance 

WHAT IS MY COMMITMENT?

Riders must attend six two-day training Camps during the programme and complete a portfolio of evidence which meets the Awarding Organisation Standards.

what does AASE offer showjumpers?

British Showjumping sees AASE as an essential tool to enable talented riders benefit from expert coaching in all aspects of the sport. 

It will offer you potential to maximise our opportunities to pursue a career within British Showjumping. This is both as a competitive rider in the short to medium term, or in a long term alternative career within Showjumping.

subjects covered

You will combine developing your technical and tactical riding skills with gaining new knowledge and understanding  that will prepare you  for all aspects of your future career.

During the AASE programme you will:

  • improve understanding of what it takes to perform at the highest level
  • benefit from top level coaches, facilities and support.
  • improve your expertise in technical and tactical skills, mental and physical development, goal setting and preparingfor competition
  • plan your career in elite sport and alternative sport-related employment
  • develop life skills, including communications, teamwork, creative thinking, self-management, dealing with the media and lifestyle management

Overview of syllabus:

Jumping and Pole Work Flatwork for Jumping
Rider Fitness and Physiotherapy Athlete Nutrition
Human Drug Control Career and Financial Planning
Sports Psychology Media and Communications
Lifestyle Management Equine Nutrition and Physiology

Am I eligible?

You do not need to have any formal academic qualifications but you must have the potential to achieve GCSE level Maths and English, if you do not hold these qualifications. You must not be attending University during your AASE programme.

Riders must live or work in England and be available to attend all training camps. These are usually held in the Midlands.  

You must meet specific criteria set by British Showjumping:

16- 17 year olds at time of application closing:

  • jumped 2 double clears on horses at 1.30 OR
  • jumped 2 double clears on horses at 1.20 showing progression with the reference from a coach
  • have a horse on the equine pathway OR
  •  have a horse that has attended young horse training with the reference from a coach

(Where stated reference from a coach is required please ensure reference is included with the application)

18 – 19 year olds at time of applications closing:

  • jumped 2 double clears on horses at 1.40 OR
  • jumped 2 double clears on horses at 1.30 showing progression with the reference from a coach
  • have a horse on the equine pathway OR
  • have a horse that has attended young horse training with the reference from a coach

(Where stated reference from a coach is required please ensure reference is included with the application)

Application

Applications are closed, the 2016/2017 cohort will start in October 2016. 

Applications are now open PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE. 

PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO SPORT TEAM AT BRITISH SHOWJUMPING

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 31st July 2016.

Please return the form via email to: SportTeam@Britishshowjumping.co.uk

Or post it to:

Sport Team

British Showjumping

Meriden Business Park

Copse Drive

Meriden

West Midlands

CV5 9RG

Watch our interview with Dominic Webb a learner from the second cohort of British Showjumping's Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence. Dom explains how the AASE programme has helped him.

 

 

 

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