British Judo runs a bespoke Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) which specialises in judo.
The programme runs from 5 locations within England and will offer the opportunity for fighters to increase their weekly training volume while working towards a vocational qualification that is now recognised by UCAS. DISE is designed to support and complement a fighters club and squad training.
Places on the course are limited, places are prioritised to those athletes on the England Talent Development Squad as well as VI fighters on the talent pathway and then to those likely to progress in the sport.
All fighters looking to enrol on DiSE need to be:
- 16 years of age
- English & Maths GCSE’s (Grade 4 / 5 Minimum)
- Currently a minimum of Green belt
- Competing regularly in Area Open and National Level events
- Attending state funded education. If attending privately funded, then must be in receipt of a bursary of at least 50%
Selection will be a phased approach:
Phase 1 – Fighters on ETD
Phase 2 – Fighters that have been part of REDS and have potential to progress onto ETD
Those without the required grades may be considered if they opt in to re-sit the exams or complete Key Skills certificates.
The British Judo DISE programme is a key part of the British Judo Performance Pathway and technical & physical delivery will soon be linked to the British Judo Trademark model.
The five Performance Pathway Centres that run the DISE programme are (click on each venue for more information):
|University of Bath|
|Camberley Judo Club|
|Redbridge Judo Club|
|University of Wolverhampton|