Sport | Boxing Academy | Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) England Boxing

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Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: 04 Sep 2019 Qualification: Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) England Boxing Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?

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Our nationally renowned boxing academy has worked closely with clubs from all over the south to produce amateur boxers who have won regional, national and international titles boxing for England and Great Britain. Boxers will study towards a level 3 NCFE in sport and a DiSE Level 3 in Excellence in Sporting Performance (boxing). Boxers are assessed on their knowledge of the sporting demands as well as their ability to demonstrate physical competencies.

The course is delivered by England Talent Pathway High Tier Coach, Adam Haniver. Adam is also a qualified Teacher, Sport Scientist, Coach Educator and Coach Developer. Boxers compete for their clubs only and must be registered on the England Boxing vault for the current season with an in-date medical. This course is only available to 16 - 18 year olds.

You can only apply to the boxing academy as part of a full-time Level 3 Sport NCFE qualification course find out more or click apply above and complete the enquiry form.

  • Student boxing skipping
  • Student gym squats
  • Student gym TRX
  • Gym facilities 1
  • Gym facilities 2
  • Gym group with tutor
  • Student outside boxing ring
  • Student training with teacher
  • Student training with teacher 2

Entry requirements

To join this course you must be on a full-time Level 2 or 3 NCFE or BTEC vocational course at the MET. Specific course entry requirements will apply.

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. Boxers who have not achieved grade 4 or above in Maths and English language are required to enrol again to achieve this level.

You must be medicalled and registered with an England Boxing Affiliated club. A boxing trial with the coach is required.

This course is only available to 16 - 18 year olds. 

Please email to start the application process.

Entry requirements

Additional information

The core modules covered include:

  • Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental
  • Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle
  • Career
  • Health and Safety

Our highly experienced Boxing Coach, Adam Haniver also runs an informative podcast called The Box Gathering Podcast about the world of coaching which you can tune into to find out more! It is available on all major podcast platforms. 

Study Programme

As part of your Study Programme you can gain:

  • Level 3 in Excellence in Sporting Performance
  • Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Gain an England Boxing recognised coaching qualification
  • Talent ID for the England Talent Pathway by our England Coach
  • Potential to attend our annual two-week boxing training camp in Tenerife
  • Level 1 qualifications in sport coaching (additional to boxing coaching badge)
  • First aid qualification
  • Assessment
    • Practical assessments
    • Written assignments
    • External examination


  • Sports Hall, astroturf and 3G pitches
  • Fully-equipped free gym and boxing ring
  • Direct access to the South Downs
  • Access to Yellowave beach volleyball and Brighton Swimming centre
  • Off-site MET student deals at Boulder Brighton, Freedom Leisure Pools and The Gym
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support

DiSE Boxing at the MET

DiSE (formerly AASE) is the perfect way to develop your boxing skills, gain vital academic qualifications and become easily ID'd for the England Talent Pathway. England Boxing have made a continued commitment to the education of their boxers to help them in their career pathways.

Further study

Upon completion of this course, you could go on to study another Level 3 course at the MET or consider going to university to continue your sports education.

You could go on to undertake a sports apprenticeship.

Our sports tutors and career advisors are here to advise and guide you and ensure that you remain on the right path for you and your chosen career.

Future careers

  • Amateur boxer
  • Professional boxer
  • Boxing coach
  • Sports coach
  • Sports/leisure assistant
  • Fitness industry professional

Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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