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The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence is a government-funded initiative that has been designed to help young people aged 16 to 18 combine education and sport. It’s aimed at athletes who have a realistic potential of achieving excellence in their sport – and want to make a career of performing at the highest level – but who also want to continue with their education.


NISA work in partnership with the Institute of Swimming to deliver the AASE programme. Further information can be found here: http://www.swimming.org/ios/apprenticeships/what-is-aase


2015 AASE applications are now being taken!

NISA are pleased to announce they will be delivering AASE (the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) in conjunction with the Institute of Swimming for the 3rd year running. If you fulfil the below criteria and are  interested in applying for the programme please fill out the application form and return to Rebecca.corne@iceskating.org.uk by September 7th 2015. NISA will select the athletes for the programme after the closing date.


Please note, the induction will take place at St George’s Park in Staffordshire on the 3rd and 4th October 2015. Please ensure you are available to attend the induction weekend.


For more information about the programme please click here: http://www.swimming.org/ios/apprenticeships/aase/


To be eligible for AASE you must:


  •          Be 16 years of age and in education
  •          Have completed your GCSE school year
  •          Be based and educated in England
  •          Be a British citizen/EU Citizen for 5 years
  •          Be in full time training of a minimum of 16 hours
  •          Meet performance selection criteria set by NISA


Performance Criteria:


  •          Skaters must have attained their level 8 Field moves Test
  •          Skaters must be aiming to qualify for their respective British Championships (discipline dependant) 







AASE Athletes Attend Inspiring Induction Weekend

On October 3rd & 4th, the new NISA co-hort of AASE athletes attended their induction weekend at St George’s Park Hotel in Burton on Trent.

AASE Application Form

Click the above link to view or download a copy of the AASE Application Form.