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Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a sports performance programme.

The programme is aimed at players aged between 16 to 18 years old and provides a clear professional pathway for young players to become professional players, coaches and other tennis professionals, whilst gaining qualifications.

How does AASE work?

Competence
qualification

A Level 3 Certificate in Achieving Excellence in tennis, made up of nine units covering technical; tactical; mental skills; physical conditioning; nutrition; career, planning; communication skills; lifestyle management; and health and safety.

 

Knowledge
qualification

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance made up of nine units covering technical; tactical; mental skills; physical conditioning; nutrition; career, planning; communication skills; lifestyle management; and health and safety.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills in Application of Number and Communication (Please note that if you have achieved GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths, you will be exempt from this component).

 

Length of
programme

15 months

Where can I enrol on the AASE scheme?

AASE is delivered through a network of LTA accredited High Performance Centre (HPC’s) and TF Performance Universities. Players must apply for the AASE programme direct through the accredited AASE venues.

AASE venues and contacts

Criteria:

  • Players must be a minimum of 5.1 rating.
  • Player must demonstrate a full tournament programme including a minimum of 10 identified international/national events (a year) including Aegon British Tour; ITF Junior Events, ITF Pro-series, Aegon County Cup, National Grade 1 and 2 events (additional Aegon Team Tennis events).
  • Players must compete in a minimum of 60 matches per year.
  • Players must train for a minimum of 16 hours per week (including physical conditioning and matches) with a further commitment to tennis related activity such as planning, file work, travelling, hitting with high performance juniors (total 30 hours per week).

Education

  • Players must have completed GCSEs in Maths and English.
  • Players are able to undertake a maximum of three A levels outside the AASE programme and this is completed outside of the AASE Apprenticeship and around the training and competition programme.

How can I apply?

Applications for the 2016/2017 year have now closed.

Details on any changes to this apprenticeship and the application process for 2017/2018 will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

Want to know more about AASE?

Email: info@lta.org.uk