Hartpury College


Our rowing AASE course works perfectly alongside our elite academy programme – aimed at supporting and developing the next generation of Olympic potential rowers – to prepare students for all aspects of a professional sports career. The programme has been extremely successful in developing and supporting young, talented rowers who have the desire to compete on the international stage.

Who is eligible? 

All students, aged 16-19, who have been selected as part of the Rowing Academy Elite squad will eligible to complete the AASE qualification. Those who wish to study the programme will need to display a willingness to learn and the desire and commitment to succeed as an elite sportsman or woman.

Students will also need to meet relevant academic criteria to study on a Level 3 BTEC programme at Hartpury.

What do you gain from it?

By doing the Advanced Apprenticeship in sporting excellence you will give yourself the best chance to succeed. Apprentices will combine their rowing training with units aimed at preparing them for all aspects of their future career. Those selected for the course will have aspirations to compete and will be guided throughout to make sure this dream can be achieved.

Apprentices will also have access to a range of specialist, professional services including physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and sports psychology.

How do I apply? 

Students will be selected by the Head of Rowing at Hartpury, Tom Pattichis. If you feel you are of the correct level and have an interest in developing yourself as an elite athlete, please contact Tom via the detials below:

Telephone: 01452 702322
Email: tom.pattichis@hartpury.ac.uk