What is AASE?
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is an exciting initiative that offers handball athletes aged 16-18 who have the potential to play at the top level to:
- Train in an elite environment, while
- Continuing in full-time education
AASE is delivered on a regional basis with centres in the East, East Midlands, North East, North West, South East, South West and West Midlands.
What does it cover?
The NVQ programme examines:
- technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of handball
and areas such as:
- lifestyle management
- wider career management
- health and safety
What are the benefits?
- develop handball skills to a high standard and understand how to apply technical and tactical skills
- better understand how to manage their career, lifestyle and mental attitude
- be able to apply what they learn to a wide range of careers, especially sports science and coaching
and have the potential opportunity of:
- full-time, discounted placements at the Handball Academy in Denmark (Former GB Training Academy).
- England and GB Representation*
It also allows England Handball to measure how each athlete applies themselves to these areas.
You can find out more information regarding the AASE programme at the Skills Active website.
Who is AASE for?
To apply for AASE candidates must:
- be a member of an England Handball affiliated club
- have potential to represent youth and senior national teams
- hold a British passport
It is also desirable if candidates:
- have represented their county in England Handball’s County competition
- are a member of the England Handball's Regional Academy programme
- achieved A-C grades in GCSE maths and English language
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org