Diploma in Sporting Excellence

Marathon Sports Foundation - Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) framework has been designed to meet the needs of young people (aged 16-19)

 

"who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the

highest level as their main career goal".

From 2021 we will also be providing a range of online courses!

Shona Richards

2014 IAAF World Junior Championships 
400mH x 4x400m Silver medallist
"The DISE programme helped me to develop my knowledge about lifestyle and nutrition to help me achieve what I have today.  It was also incredibly enjoyable and sociable - I met many athletes from various other disciplines and learned about how they prepare both mentally and physically, furthering my knowledge".
  • The purpose of the DISE is to provide a pathway for the development of elite young athletes across England in their chosen sport. 

  • The DISE provides a structured training and development route, across a number of sports, for elite young athletes, who may go on to represent their country on the Olympic stage or gain professional contracts.

  • The DISE scheme can take up to a maximum of two years to complete.

  • The DISE scheme fully reflects the range of skills, knowledge and performance criteria required in elite sport.  It is not a qualification for simply "playing the game".

  • The DISE is designed to directly measure the athlete's ability to apply themselves to "professional" development in their sport.

Marathon Sports Foundation delivering sports courses, programmes & training
Marathon Sports Foundation delivering sports courses, programmes & training

Eligibility

To be eligible athletes will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Born between 01/09/97 - 31/08/98

  • Ranked highly on the 2015 UK Power of 10 rankings with flexibility based on the number of programme places allocated.  Please note, no hand-timed or wind assisted performances will be considered.

  • Possess or be currently working towards a GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or any equivalent qualification (Level 2 Functional Skills or Key skills in Literacy).

Athletes will be unable to enrol or remain on the DISE programme if enrolled on another apprenticeship, NVQ Qualification or studying at University.

 

British Athletics will work with the Paralympic Development Manager to identify athletes for the programme.

The Marathon Sports Foundation is an accredited  training provider and works in association with UK Athletics to deliver the DISE programme for London & South East.

 

Working out of various locations including Lee Valley NW10, St. Mary's University College, North West Kent College Dartford, University of East London and The Canterbury Academy.

The Marathon Sports Foundation is an accredited  training provider and works in association with UK Athletics to deliver the DISE programme.

 

Working out of various locations including Lee Valley NW10, St. Mary's University College, North West Kent College Dartford, University of East London and The Canterbury Academy.