AASE Programme

Futures Cup

The AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport) programme is a government funded apprenticeship scheme designed to directly measure the athletes’ ability to plan, apply and evaluate their development in the appropriate aspects of Hockey. The AASE programme covers a range of modules; Strength & Conditioning, Psychology, Nutrition, Media and Communication Skills, Career Development, Lifestyle Management and more. Upon completion of AASE, athletes will receive NVQ certification and 85 UCAS points.

Who is it run by and what is involved?

The AASE programme is run in partnership between England Hockey and Loughborough College. Players will be expected to attend 4 national camps and complete a small amount of portfolio work/preparation work outside of the camps.

How do I take part?

Athletes selected to attend or listed as non-travelling reserve for JRPC Tier 2 (HIPAC or Futures Cup) and in an Academic Year 12, will be invited to enrol on the AASE programme.

*Please note: NAGS Squad athletes will not be eligible for AASE. Players in Year 13 will be required to enrol onto AASE if they want to attend the Performance Centres – please see the flow diagram attached for further information.


AASE is part of The European Social Fund.