Supporting academic and sporting excellence
Formerly known as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE), Motorsport UK offers the Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) qualification delivered in collaboration with Loughborough College. The programme offers the perfect environment for talented competitors to combine the highest level of competition and development with a continued education. Based out of Loughborough College, the Motorsport DiSE programme provides young aspiring drivers and co-drivers, serious about their motorsport career, with a fantastic opportunity to train in a professional environment whilst also furthering their education, on a course which is suitable to their needs and interests. Using a structured training and development route, students are provided with everything they need to be successful at the top level – whether this is as a driver, co-driver or another motorsport related career path.
To find out more about the Motorsport DiSE programme, click here to download our information leaflet.
The application process for the course will be as follows for 2020;
1. Register your interest here
2. You will receive an invitation to a Welcome Day at Loughborough College to find out more about the course (April 2020 TBC)
3. Following the Welcome Day, if you are still interested in the course you will be invited to complete an application
4. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the outcome (either an unconditional/conditional offer or unsuccessful this time)
Motorsport UK Academy staff will also be available at AutoSport International (ASI) for an informal chat and to answer any further questions. At ASI, there will also be an opportunity to speak to several current ‘AASE’ students who will be able to give unique insight in to the course.
Following the completion of what was the ‘AASE programme’, most graduates will continue their driving/co-driving and education at University and/or will pursue opportunities that take them directly in to the Motorsport industry.
We spoke to British GT Champion 2017 and Motorsport UK Academy Graduate Seb Morris about his time on the DiSE course (previously known as AASE):
How has the programme benefitted your driving career?
The AASE course benefited my driving career substantially. At a very early age it taught me a lot about myself and also fitting in with different members of the team. It even gave me advice on managing my finances!
What was the best thing about the course?
All of it really as I enjoyed it so much, I then stayed on at Loughborough to do the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports for Elite Athletes in which I was really proud of achieving a distinction with star status.
Why would you recommend this course to aspiring young drivers?
I would recommend it because it gives you an edge over all your competitors, most of them will not go in to any such detail about the different level of preparation you can have throughout your whole life to achieve the best performance you possibly can both on and off the track and this is one of the reasons I have now made it to my goal of being a factory driver for a massive manufacturer racing all around the world.
Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year
In collaboration with Loughborough College, the Motorsport UK Academy nominates and shortlists the top young second year AASE (now DiSE) students every year. Sporting excellence as well as academic performance is taken in to consideration along with attainment, effort and overall engagement. The shortlisted students are invited to a final shootout at iZone, Silverstone to complete several tasks, at the end of which, a winner is decided.
The winner will receive the Motorsport UK Academy Young Driver of the Year trophy which is presented to them at Motorsport UK’s prestigious Night of Champions ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club.
Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year Roll of Honour:
• 2019: Sam Neary
• 2018: Joe Turney
• 2017: William Tregurtha
• 2016: Lewis Brown
• 2015: Ben Tuck
• 2014: Sam Bilham
• 2013: Sennan Fielding
• 2012: Chris Ingram
• 2011: Josh Webster
• 2010: Jake Cook