Launched in 2009, the two-year Motorsport UK Academy AASE in Motor Sport programme is delivered in conjunction with Loughborough College, ranked outstanding by Ofsted. The programme is essentially a sports science course focusing on all of the human performance elements that combine to create highly skilled and successful drivers.
Athletes are required to attend Loughborough College twice a month for four days at a time. In their spare time, athletes are required to be preparing for competition, in competition or be gaining work experience within the industry. Additionally, athletes will be required to attend focused development sessions at key motorsport facilities circa two days a month.
Year 1 of programme
Year 2 of programme
Motorsport UK Academy support
AASE athletes work closely with coaches, nutritionists and psychologists, and receive performance-based sessions in the technical and tactical elements of driving, coaching, lifestyle, career management, health and safety, communications and the media. This programme provides athletes with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge while working towards a fully accredited qualification, making competing in motor sport a responsible and legitimate career choice.
Members of the AASE programme are enrolled as students of Loughborough College. Working with the athletes, they develop blended study plans to support their learning with individual tutor guidance.
The AASE programme was featured in the spring 2017 edition of Motorsport UK Magazine. Read the article here.
Applications for the 2019 Motorsport UK Academy AASE programme are now open. Click here to apply.
For more information on the programme, check out the AASE in Motor Sport leaflet.
Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year
Each year one member of the AASE programme is named the Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year. The winner will received a trophy present to them at Motorsport UK's prestigious Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club.
Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year Roll of Honour: