British Judo are now accepting applications for the 2020 enrolment of the DISE Programme, beginning in September.

British Judo runs a bespoke Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) which specialises in judo. The programme runs from 6 Performance Pathway Centres within England and will offer the opportunity for players 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 player’s club and area training.

Places on the course are limited, places are prioritised to those athletes on the England Talent Development Squad and then to those likely to progress in the sport.

All athletes looking to enrol on DiSE need to be:

  • 16 years of age
  • English & Maths GCSE’s (C minimum)
  • Currently a minimum of Green belt
  • Competing regularly in Area Open and National Level events

Selection will be a phased approach:

Phase 1 – Athletes on ETD

Phase 2 – Athletes 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 6 Performance Pathway Centres that run the DISE programme are:

University of Bath
Camberley Judo Club
Comberton Judo Club
Redbridge Judo Club
University of Wolverhampton

If you have any questions about the course, why not read our Frequently Asked Questions to see if these will answer your enquiry.

To download an Expression of Interest form, please click here: Expression of Interest Form

Information about the various options of delivery at each individual centre can be accessed by downloading here

If you’re interested in taking part in the programme please complete the expression of interest form or get in touch by emailing