Jake and Melody selected for BWL Diploma in sporting excellence programme

We are pleased to announce two of our young lifters Jake Turley and Melody Beddis have been awarded a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE)

It has been designed to meet the needs of young athletes aged between 16-18 who have the potential to progress within the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

DiSE will run within the Talent Pathway Programme and is designed to run over a two year period and will include camps, regional days and 1:1 days with programme specialists. The programme sessions will be held at Loughborough for the National Camp days and your Regional Hub for the regional days, on suitable dates to avoid competition clashes, in school holidays and at weekends. Personal Coaches may also be invited to attend relevant sessions with their athletes and contribute where appropriate to their athlete’s programme. The programme is designed to support progression either to further / higher education or gain employment within a related field.

Across the two years, athletes need to complete a number of units to successfully achieve the Diploma in Sport Excellence qualification part of the programme which include:

  • Technical and Tactical

  • Physical skills / Injury Prevention

  • Mental / Psychological Skills

  • Nutrition

  • Lifestyle

  • Career and Finance Planning

  • Communication and Media

  • Lift Clean Awareness

  • Health and Safety

  • Culture, values and behaviours


Evidence of completion for the qualification is mainly by completion of e-portfolios, which is completed mainly on camp, with some to complete at home.

Upon completion of DiSE, learners will receive a certificate and 64 UCAS points.

We are super excited to see our young guys progress and reach their full potential within the sport. We are also excited to see the sport providing more and more opportunities for these young guys and can’t wait to share their progress!

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